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North Carolina’s Roy Williams has already built up a very impressive cast of 2014 recruits. Top-15 prospects (ESPN 100) Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson and Joel Berry have all verbally committed to the Tar Heels, and Coach Williams has his eyes on three more at the top of the class.
Each of the three could fill the greatest void on UNC’s prospective 2014-15 roster.
Leslie McDonald will be playing his final season at Chapel Hill in 2013-14, and one can assume P.J. Hairston won’t be returning for his senior campaign—no matter the outcome of his legal troubles.
That will leave the program with no true shooting guards, making the position Roy’s highest priority during the final stretch of his 2014 recruiting.
Boston College has it’s first ACC Coastal game of the season on October 26th and it’s a doozy, against the UNC Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. This could be one of the toughest matchups for the Eagles this season. BC and North Carolina have a bit of a history, with the Tar Heels leading historically 4-2.
Boston College had one of their most historic wins, when they defeated UNC in 2004 in the Continental Tire Bowl. This was the memorable game when starting quarterback Paul Peterson went down with a leg injury and a young Matt Ryan entered the game and led the team downfield en route to a game winning field goal by kicker Ryan Ohliger.
When asked about the conference plans in the future for more possible expansion, Commissioner John Swofford replied:
“It’s not a topic of conversation for us right now,” he said. ”I would not anticipate it being in the future, but we’ll see. I don’t predict the future much anymore, I’ve learned better. But it’s not something that’s on the table for discussion in our league right now.”