The future looks bright for the North Carolina men’s basketball team after this season, with its strong 2018 recruiting class so far. The class includes commitments from five-star recruits Nassir Little and Coby White, as well as four-star recruit Rechon Black. The Tar Heels also are still in the running for Zion Williamson, the No. 2 player in the nation according to 247Sports.
The 2018 class was not done there, though, as the team also offered Romeo Langford, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard and 247Sports' fifth-ranked player in the class. Langford would fill in for a 2018 team that will lose the scoring and playmaking abilities of seniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson. The undeclared senior from New Albany High School showed his all-around ability last season as a junior, averaging 28.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 2.1 blocks per game.
After making all of his official visits, Langford made his long-awaited decision to cut down from five potential teams to three. His list that previously featured the likes of UCLA, North Carolina, Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt, now just consists of Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt.
The announcement was made via Langford’s Twitter account in a video where the senior was featured in each of the school uniforms. 247Sports has Indiana as a 71 percent favorite to land the highly touted recruit. Despite the loss, the Tar Heels still have the current No. 2 recruiting class for 2018 behind Duke, which just landed the No. 1 overall player in R.J. Barrett.
Turning it over to the North Carolina football team, the Tar Heels have had a disappointing season thus far, but the team did manage to get its first ACC win of the season last Thursday against Pittsburgh. Despite the tough season, head coach Larry Fedora continues to show his strength in recruiting as the sixth-year coach puts together a solid 2018 class.