UNC Basketball Recruiting: Andrew Wiggins In Home Visit, Do the Heels Have a Shot?

Things are getting real interesting on the Andrew Wiggins front these days.  Just when you thought it was Kentucky or Florida State, it looks like that might not be the case.  The Wiggins to UK or FSU theory has been so wide spread that his high school coach has stated that pretty much all programs stay away from even trying with Wiggins.  His coach stated over the summer that he was hearing from a total of three programs, UK, FSU and you guessed it North Carolina.

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His coach also revealed that UNC has in fact offered Wiggins and did so over a year ago.  The 2014 super prospect is considered to be the best prep player regardless of class and with it looking more and more like he will not follow Noah Vonleh into the 2013 class, could the extra time help a “dark horse” like Carolina?

According to multiple sources, Wiggins has pretty much asked for UNC and other schools to start recruiting him and UNC is turning it up on Wiggins.  Rumors of an in home visit with Carolina TODAY have also made the rounds.  Wiggins has stated that his recruiting is “wide open” and that he doesn’t favor other any program despite the rumors adding that many programs have not been recruiting him because of what they think.

Wiggins is now receiving interest from Kansas, Ohio State and Syracuse along with Carolina.  This is huge news  and a very unexpected twist of events after almost everyone considered it a foregone conclusion that he was going to end up with FSU or UK.  Now it seems as if it’s anybody’s ballgame.

UNC has lost out of top recruits such as Austin Nichols, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker and has not landed any commitments since Nate Britt and Isiah Hicks last year.  No matter what class Wiggins ultimately lands in, this would be the get of a lifetime for whatever program ends up winning the sweepstakes.

Keeping It Heel will have much more on this story as it develops.