North Carolina is preparing to hold a significant official visit weekend, as the Tar Heel coaching staff will welcome a five-star, a four-star, and two players at positions of need to campus on Friday.
Half of the official visitor quartet hails from Miami (Fla.) Central High – four-star offensive lineman Navaughn Donaldson and wide receiver Carmoni Green. Both are technically committed to Power 5 programs – Miami and Illinois, respectively – but are taking multiple official visits elsewhere.
Donaldson has been committed to Miami for 17 months. The Hurricanes will receive the final at-bat next weekend and then he’ll enroll in college in January. Prior official visits to fellow in-state programs Florida and Florida State so far have failed to force a commitment change. With five offensive linemen committed, Donaldson is more of a luxury recruit for UNC.
Green, on the older hand, would complete UNC’s wide receiver haul. Like his teammate, he will officially visit the school he’s committed to during the weekend of Dec. 9. Previously, he took official trips to Utah and Washington State.
Like Green, fellow Floridian Darrian Felix could also satisfy a remaining need – running back. Although he’s uncommitted, Oregon has held a strong lead for the Fort Myers (Fla.) product since August. However, the Ducks fired head coach Mark Helfrich earlier this week and Felix curiously departed his October official visit to Eugene without making a pledge. Last month, he took an official trip to Tennessee, the only other school in play.
Devon Hunter is the headliner of the weekend. The five-star safety lists Alabama, Auburn, Florida, UNC, and Virginia Tech as his finalists. However, the two ACC Coastal Division rivals will be the only recipients of official visits prior to his Christmas Eve decision. Additionally, the Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River product has visited Chapel Hill and Blacksburg more than any other college towns. The Hokies recently upped the ante by offering his close friend/VT legacy Dazz Newsome earlier this week.