UNC Basketball: Recruiting analyst likes Tar Heels’ 2020 outlook

The UNC basketball program got off to a great start with its 2020 recruiting class, and one analyst thinks it could get a lot better

The North Carolina Tar Heels got off to a quick start with the recruiting class of 2020 thanks to the early commitment of Day’Ron Sharpe, a 6-foot-10, 246-pound center out of South Central High School in Winterville, North Carolina.

A 4-star prospect at the time of his commitment to UNC last June, Sharpe’s tremendous play throughout his junior season, as well as his performance on the Nike EYBL circuit, have helped him rise to a 5-star ranking in the latest Top247. It also helps that he’s grown an inch and added north of 20 pounds over the past year, and could be even bigger by the time he gets to campus next summer.

And as good as all of that sounds, one recruiting analyst thinks it could get a lot better for the Tar Heels by the time the 2020 recruiting cycle is over.

Given the early pledge from Sharpe, and considering the progress that Roy Williams and his coaching staff have made with their 2020 targets, Rivals recruiting analyst Eric Bossi believes North Carolina may be on its way to a big 2020 class.

“I really like where North Carolina sits,” Bossi said. “Roy Williams and his staff locked up power forward Day’Ron Sharpe when he was still relatively unknown and now he’s on the cusp of being a five-star. Sharpe is their only commit, but they are in great early shape with top 10 wing Ziaire Williams, potential 5-star Josh Hall is one they could potentially make waves with. Four-stars Caleb Love and Bryce Thompson really like the Heels as do Walker Kessler, Greg Brown, Donovan Johnson, Isaiah Todd and many more highly regarded guys. I’m seeing a big class for the Heels in 2020.”

Ziaire Williams, Walker Kessler, Greg Brown and Isaiah Todd are four of the most sought after big men in the country, while Caleb Love, Bryce Thompson and Donovan Johnson are rising 4-star prospects with lot of upside. Just about any three or four-man combination of these players, along with Sharpe, would make for an incredible haul for the Tar Heels.

None of the aforementioned recruitments look particularly close to ending, but Keeping It Heel will follow each, and give fans all of the latest as it becomes available.