For Tar Heels, things are becoming a Little more Black and White
The North Carolina Tar Heels are finally free of the NCAA cloud that hung over the program for nearly four years. In fact, the reigning national champions boast one of the top recruiting classes in the country for 2018.
247Sports Team Rankings currently has the Tar Heels’ 2018 class ranked first, thanks to a pair of five-star prospects in Nassir Little and Coby White. Also in the fold for North Carolina next year is top-75 point guard Rechon Black.
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And the 2018 recruiting cycle isn’t even close to finished for the Tar Heels, with their name in the hat for five-star prospects Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford and Simisola Shittu.
On Wednesday, though, North Carolina will see its three current commits sign letters of intent to Join the Tar Heels less than a year from now.
Black and White will hold ceremonies at their respective schools on Wednesday. Little will send his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, then hold a small ceremony for friends and family at Orlando Christian Prep on Saturday.
Little, a native of Orlando, Florida, is the Tar Heels’ first top-10 recruit since Justin Jackson in 2014. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound wing averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game as a junior, leading his high school to the Class 3A state title.
Little is the No. 9 prospect in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s ranked fourth among small forwards in the class and he’s the No. 2 player in the state of Florida.
White is a 6-foot-4, 170-pound North Carolina native that had an impressive junior season for Greenfield School, leading his team to a 23-11 record and an appearance in the North Carolina Independent Schools’ 1A semifinal. He was subsequently named an NCISAA 1A all-state pick after averaging 31.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.
247Sports ranks White as the No. 23 player in the 2018 class. He’s considered the third-best player at his position and the No. 1 player in the state of North Carolina.
Black is a 6-foot-7, 180-pound point guard from Concord, North Carolina who spent last season at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. He moved home for his senior season to attend Cox Mill High School, where he will be closer to his family and surrounding community.
Black is currently the No. 62 prospect in the class of 2018 according to 247Sports. He’s considered a top-15 point guard in the class and top-5 player in the state of North Carolina.