UNC Basketball program reaches out intriguing in-state Class of 2025 product

With the attention surrounding the Class of 2025, could this in-state product be a fit in Chapel Hill?
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Unless you live in the state of North Carolina (or follow high school basketball recruiting rather closely), it's likely that you haven't heard of the name Zymicah Wilkins.

Well, that's about to change.

Following the NBPA Top-100 camp, the UNC basketball program was one of many schools to contact Wilkins, a 6-foot-8 forward from Arden, North Carolina.

Wilkins is currently viewed by 247Sports Composite as a four-star big man, but his ranking simply depends on what site you're viewing.

For example, 247Sports Composite has Wilkins ranked as the No. 89 overall player in the Class of 2025, while Rivals has him ranked No. 125 overall.

The rankings certainly differ in this instance, but the fact of the matter is that the UNC basketball program is interested in this in-state talent.

Hubert Davis and the Tar Heels aren't alone in recruiting Wilkins, as the rising senior has plenty of scholarship offers on the table. Michigan was the latest to extend an offer his way, as programs such as Georgia, NC State, Clemson, and Virginia Tech (among others) have already put their respective offers out there.

The Tar Heels haven't extended an offer just yet, but one could be on the horizon.

At this point, the UNC basketball program has extended offers to 14 players from the Class of 2025, as their interest in Wilkins may ultimately depend on what happens with some of their other recruiting targets. However, it's interesting to hear that the Tar Heels coaching staff has at least made contact at this point on the recruiting trail, as we'll have to wait and see just how much interest they have in trying to keep this in-state product close to home.