UNC Recruiting: Where will Darius Days go to college?

Four-star prospect is considering LSU, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina is fresh off of its biggest commitment in four years, accumulating what looks to be its best recruiting class since 2014.

That year, three top-30 players – Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson and Joel Berry – helped propel the Tar Heels to the No. 10 recruiting class in the nation. That, in and of itself, was a tremendous feat, given the school’s entanglement in what would become a years-long investigation into academic fraud involving “paper classes”.

Now, though, the playing field appears to be leveling out. North Carolina is once again finding its way into the recruitment of numerous five-star prospects.

Nassir Little’s commitment to North Carolina was just the beginning; a stepping stone for the Tar Heels on their way to reestablishing the school’s prowess on the recruiting trail.

And after recent visits from class of 2020 prospect Mark Williams and 2018’s top shooting guard Romeo Langford, Roy Williams and company appear to be well on their way.

There’s also class of 2018 power forward Simisola Shittu, who lists North Carolina and Vanderbilt as his two finalists. And a pair of 2019 five-star prospects, Vernon Carey and Wendell Moore, are both strongly considering the Tar Heels.

On Sunday, 247Sports’ Corey Evans tweeted that class of 2018 prospect Darius Days plans to make his announcement on Friday.

Days is a 6-foot-7, 218-pound power forward attending The Rock School in Gainesville, Florida. He averaged 19.3 points and nine rebounds while shooting 39.7 percent from three-point range for the Florida Vipers on the 2017 Under Armour circuit.

He’s the No. 65 prospect in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s a top-20 player at his position and the No. 9 player in the state of Florida.

But his announcement on Friday, a decision that almost certainly comes down to LSU and North Carolina, is what everyone is most interested in.

So, what will he choose? Where will he go to school next year?

On Friday afternoon, count on Days to pick the University of North Carolina, making an even stronger case for the Tar Heels to keep hold of their No. 1 ranking in the class of 2018.

Days will add to an already tremendous North Carolina recruiting class that includes five-star prospects Nassir Little and Coby White, as well as top-75 point guard Rechon Black.

Stick with Keeping It Heel for more on Days as we approach his upcoming announcement, which should take place around lunchtime on Friday afternoon.