Following visit to Chapel Hill, Cliff Omoruyi names final four and announcement date

Just after wrapping up his final official visit, Cliff Omoruyi has made progress toward announcing his future team.
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Rutgers transfer Cliff Omoruyi has finished his official visits, as his last stop on his recruitment tour took him to Chapel Hill to visit the UNC basketball program.

With the visit wrapped up, we are now inching closer to a final decision, as Omoruyi announced his list of four finalists along with a decision date.

The UNC basketball program is still in the mix, as the Tar Heels are joined by Alabama, Georgetown, and Kansas State among the list of finalists. Omoruyi will announce his final decision this Sunday (May 3).

It's no secret that the Tar Heels have been actively pursuing another big man in the transfer portal, as the opportunity to have Omoruyi on campus as his last visit could help North Carolina lure him to Chapel Hill. Based on all the recent speculation, this recruitment might ultimately come down to Alabama and North Carolina, as the Crimson Tide's coaching staff has been posting on social media as if it's a lock for Omoruyi to go there.

A three-year starter at Rutgers, Omoruyi is coming off a season in which he averaged 10.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Although he does the bulk of his damage in the paint area, the Benin City, Nigeria native was able to knock down 51.2% of his attempts. He provides a lob threat on offense while serving as a defensive presence on the other end of the floor.

North Carolina has Jalen Washington back in the mix, but other than Washington, the depth chart at the center position is rather slim. Omoruyi is a player who could nicely complement what Washington brings to the table, as their skills are different and can provide the Tar Heels with production based on what the current need is.

At the beginning of his recruitment, the thought was that St. John's was the program that lured him into the program. However, things have changed, as they didn't even make his list of four finalists.

Sunday will be another big day for the UNC basketball program, as the hope is that Omoruyi chooses North Carolina as the program to finish his collegiate career with.