UNC Basketball: Would 2022 Tar Heels’ target reclassify?

As his recruiting process heats up, could this UNC Basketball recruiting target reclassify to the 2021 class?

Over the last few weeks, Skyy Clark has become an interesting high school prospect to keep an eye on. He earned an offer from the UNC Basketball program in July and his recruitment is starting to heat up.

Along with drawing interest from a handful of prominent programs, Clark continues to rise up the recruiting ranks. In 247 Sports’ most recent rankings, the Brentwood, Tennessee native has jumped eight spots to No. 13 overall in the class of 2022, and also is ranked as the No. 1 in0state prospect.

North Carolina has been one of the programs that have been actively pursuing Clark. The combo guard, who was recently elevated to five-star status, was extended an offer from the Tar Heels on June 30.

Recently, Clark has stated on Twitter that he’s close to making decisions regarding his recruitment:

 

On Friday, Clark will announce his Top 7 schools as Roy Williams and his staff hope that they are included in the mix. As a rising junior, Clark has been targeted as a 2022 recruit. Is it possible that the talented guard may reclassify?

According to Rivals Basketball Recruiting Analyst Corey Evans, it wouldn’t be a surprised to see Clark join the Class of 2021.

In his recent article for Rivals, Evans discusses how the point guard crop begins to dwindle. As teams look for point guard help. Evans mentions Clark as a player who could join this year’s crop of remaining available talent:

If schools strike out on their top options or the various alternatives we bring up, then maybe we see the interest for someone like Skyy Clark, a potential reclassification target, ramp up even further, though he will now cut his list to a final seven tomorrow. Maybe, it is a matter of waiting things out and testing the transfer market, one that should be ripe for the taking in the spring with the potential one-transfer rule going into effect.

Either way, this is the earliest that I can recall the point guard market being so decimated, which could lead to major reaches and tough decisions by needy coaching staffs across America.

With only one hard commitment in the Class of 2021 so far, Clark reclassifying could definitely help the Tar Heels. Caleb Love is seen as a potential “one-and-done” player, which could lead Williams to have to find the next point guard to take over the reins.

The first step in Clark’s process is his Top 7, which will be released on Friday. Based on his social media posts, it may not be long before he makes a final decision on his college destination.

Currently, the 247 Sports Crystal Ball Predictions are all in favor of the Kentucky Wildcats, which may not be a good sign for the Tar Heels.

However, regardless of the crystal ball predictions, if the Tar Heels are included in Clark’s Top 7, expect them to continue heavily recruiting Clark. Whether he’s in the Class of 2021 or 2022, he’s a target that would be a great addition for the Tar Heels.

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