McDonald’s has announced the nominees for the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games taking place in Chicago, Illinois on April 2nd. The list features the top high school seniors in the country and will be narrowed down to a roster of 24 boys and 24 girls to compete in the games.
Featured on the list are 2014 recruits Justin Jackson (#8 on ESPN), Theo Pinson (#13) and Joel Berry (#15). With three top 15 recruits, North Carolina boosts a top five recruiting class for next season.
The nominees include nearly 1,000 players across the country and Ohio leading the way with 121 nominees. It’s very likely that UNC will see all three of their recruits make the final rosters and if Rashad Vaughn signs with UNC it could give them four total players in the game.
Last year UNC had two of their three recruits play in the game as Kennedy Meeks and Isiah Hicks were featured.
With the struggles going on in this current season, the next recruiting class could bring a glimmer of hope for the Tar Heels. If the three are selected, it would give Tar Heel fans the first look at the recruits on a national stage.
The final rosters will be announced live on ESPNU, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Stay tuned to Keeping It Heel for more coverage regarding the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games.