UNC Recruiting: Five-star prospect set to visit Tar Heels on Monday

Five-star power forward will be in Chapel Hill on Monday

Less than two weeks ago, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams offered a scholarship to class of 2018 five-star power forward E.J. Montgomery. And on Monday, Montgomery will be in Chapel Hill for an official visit to the school.

Montgomery announced his plan to visit just a couple of days after receiving the offer, and aligned it perfectly with his previously scheduled trip to Duke.

The 6-foot-10, 200-pound senior from Marietta, Georgia will take in the Tar Heels’ game against Notre Dame on Monday night as part of the visit. And one would imagine that he’ll visit with North Carolina players and coaches throughout the day, as well as checking out the program’s state of the art facilities.

After his visit with the Tar Heels, Montgomery will make his way over to Durham for a visit with the Blue Devils. Montgomery has no additional visits planned at this time, though he’s expected to cut his current list of 11 teams down to five or six in the near future before scheduling more.

At the present time, he’s working with a list that includes Clemson, Duke, Georgetown, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

Since reopening his recruitment, Montgomery has been getting a lot of attention and soaring up recruiting boards. Formerly a fringe five-star recruit, he’s currently ranked sixth in 247Sports’ Top247, and No. 12 in the 247Sports Composite.

And though there’s no real evidence as to where he’ll end up, there’s a strong contingent that believes it’s Duke who holds the edge in his recruitment.

Keeping It Heel will be back with more on Montgomery and his visit with the Tar Heels when more information becomes available.