With NCAA cloud gone, North Carolina returns to its rightful place in the recruiting hierarchy
It’s been a good couple of months for Roy Williams and the University of North Carolina.
It began with the athletic department, the men’s basketball program in particular, being cleared of any wrongdoing in the years-long NCAA investigation involving “paper classes”. It finally put an end to the saga that had caused the school an immeasurable amount of grief over the past four years.
The Tar Heels also got a commitment from Nassir Little, their highest-rated basketball recruit since Justin Jackson in 2014. Little’s commitment helps pave the way for other big-time recruits to begin coming to North Carolina again, something that the Tar Heels hadn’t seen much of the last few years.
On Wednesday, the team signed what is currently the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, which includes Little, along with five-star combo guard Coby White and top-75 point guard Rechon Black.
The Tar Heels are also still in contention for a number of elite prospects in the 2018 class, including Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford and Simisola Shittu.
Things are really looking up for a North Carolina team that is fresh off its third NCAA Tournament title in the last 14 years.