Less than two weeks before the start of fall practice for the 2016-17 season, Roy Williams and North Carolina will host an impressive group of recruits this weekend, highlighted by the official visit of 2017 forward P.J. Washington.
P.J. Washington: The Texas native and senior forward at Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep will be on his official visit to UNC this weekend. He has the Tar Heels as one of his top four schools, along with Texas, Kentucky and Arizona. Kentucky received its official visit last weekend, and Arizona and Texas visits will follow in October. Washington’s looking to make a final decision sometime in November or December and sign in the spring. This is Washington’s second trip to Chapel Hill. In June, he took an unofficial visit, touring the Carolina campus and playing pickup with current and former players. He is one of the highest ranked prospects remaining on UNC's 2017 recruiting board and has been a top priority for Roy Williams, who most recently visited Washington in Nevada earlier this month.
Coby White: UNC’s second commitment in the class of 2018, White’s recruitment moved at rapid speed once Carolina became involved. Assistant coach C.B. McGrath initiated contact in April during the spring evaluation period. Two months later, White took his first unofficial visit to UNC. That day, which functioned as the light version of an official visit, UNC took a lead it’d never relinquish in his recruitment. Less than four months after first being recruited by Carolina, White joined Rechon “Leaky” Black in Williams’s future backcourt. This will be his first time back on campus since committing in late July.
David McCormack: Regardless of what happens with the class of 2017, UNC will continue to put a premium on talented big men. And David McCormack, a junior from Norfolk (Va.) Academy, appears to be just that. At 6-10, 285 pounds, McCormack is a former offensive lineman who’s decided to focus solely on basketball. By all accounts, he made a good decision. He holds offers from Kansas, Florida State, Baylor, N.C. State, Miami, Maryland, Texas and Wake Forest among others. He attended a UNC game last season was watched by the Tar Heel coaches during the spring and summer circuit.
Wendell Moore: The second-youngest prospect to receive a UNC scholarship offer under Roy Williams, Moore has visited Carolina quite a few times, including UNC’s wins over Georgia Tech and N.C. State last season. Williams and his staff were often three-deep at Moore’s Team CP3 AAU games this summer, as he played with 2018 UNC commitment Coby White. Moore and Minnesota’s Matt Hurt are thus far the only players in the rising sophomore class with UNC offers.
Christian Brown: Brown's quickly building a national profile. The high-energy, high-motor forward played extremely well for his Georgia Stars AAU squad this summer. He’s taken trips to many schools in the southeast, including Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. A standout at Columbia (S.C.) A.C. Flora, Brown holds offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, LSU, Kansas, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn and Wake Forest. This is his first visit to UNC as a UNC target.