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Heel Tough Blog: 2024 Official Visit Schedule

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

The Tar Heels 2024 recruiting class may rank inside the top fifteen at this point of the cycle, but June will be an important month for this staff. Just two of the team’s thirteen commits to this point are ranked inside the top 500 according to 247Sports Composite rankings and the team has struggled so far with the top players in the home state. The good news is plenty of talent will grace campus in the month of June and the team will have a chance to land when it’s all said and done. Here is a look at the running list of prospects that are scheduled to take an official visit to Chapel Hill in June.

June 15th-18th

4RB Anthony Carrie- Carrollwood Day (Tampa, FL)

Mizell has been the guy talked about the most when it comes to the Tar Heels adding their second running back commitment of the cycle, but Carrie is someone that the team has quietly been eyeing as well. Right now, the Tar Heels are one of three that are scheduled to get an official visit from him, but one would have to believe that South Carolina, who took the lead in this recruitment in April, will get theirs at some point. Depending on what happens with Mizell, this visit may not even matter. 

ATH Kameron Courtney- Freedom (Woodbridge, VA)

Courtney is one that the Tar Heels have queitly established themselves with. This is one of just two official visits that he is scheduled to take this month and it feels like they have a little advantage. The Indiana Hooisers will get the last say here, but a strong enough showing here could be enough to prevent him from even taking that visit.

3DL Justin Terrell- Rome (Rome, GA)

Terrell seems to be lower on the team's defensive line board than the other targets at the position that will visit this month. Losing Hank Weber from their list of targets here hurts and with the other two targets having them in legitimate battles, the staff needs to do enough to stay in this race. Virginia and NC State are the other schools who are a part of his official visit schedule, a group that doesn't seem to daunting to overcome if the staff turns up the heat.

June 23rd-25th

3LB Evan Bennett- Gatewood School (Eatonton, GA) [COMMITTED]

Bennett will be of a host of committed prospects that will be on campus for this crucial weekend. He hasn't been one of the more vocal commits, but he is definitely secure in his decision and will be an asset to have on campus for this staff.

3ATH Khalil Conley- Christ School (Arden, NC) [COMMITTED]

This will be Conley’s first trip back to Chapel Hill since his commitment back in early March. He will be a part of the foursome of committed players that will be hoping to convince some of these other big targets to join the class in what will be the most loaded weekend of the month.

4CB Jalyn Crawford- Parkview (Lilburn, GA)

Crawford scheduling an official visit to Chapel Hill, especially for this weekend, probably came as a shock to many. His other three visits will likely determine where he ultimately ends up, but just getting a visit shows the effect that the team is having in the state of Georgia right now.

4CB Zion Ferguson- Gainesville (Gainesville, GA) [COMMITTED TO LSU]

Ferguson’s recruitment might be the most intriguing one right now of the team’s remaining targets in this cycle. He is currently committed to LSU and an article written recently on On3 Sports suggested he is “locked in” with the Tigers. The Tar Heels hosted him during the spring, though, and seemed to make a significant impact on him, leading him to set an official visit to Chapel Hill. This feels like more of a battle than the recruiting analysts would have you believe and a strong showing on this visit could have him flipping, especially if he doesn’t end up taking an official visit to Baton Rouge.

3WR Javarius Green- Crest (Shelby, NC)

The Tar Heels have a bevy of wide receiver targets in the class and Green might be the one the team has the biggest lead with heading into June. Michigan State is the only other school that he is scheduled to officially visit and they seem to be a distant second at this point. The new element in this recruitment the Alabama Crimson Tide, who offered him earlier this month. He doesn't have an official visit schedule to Tuscaloosa, but it's hard not to think that they can be a fact if they want to. If the Tar Heels can close this out strong, though, they could leave this weekend with his commitment.

3WR Keenan Jackson- Weddington (Matthews, NC)

Jackson was the wide receiver that the Tar Heels appeared to have the best ties with prior to the recent surge with Green. Chapel Hill is easily the place that he has frequented the most in his recruitment, so it's hard to feel like the Tar Heels aren't the favorite. NC State looks to be the biggest threat here, but both Virginia Tech and Duke have hung around to earn official visits, as well. The Tar Heels will get the final word here and the hope is that it will close the deal in a recruitment that has been theres the whole way.

3QB Michael Merdinger- Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, FL) [COMMITTED]

This might be the biggest asset that the team will have on campus this weekend. Since his commitment back on May 7th, he has been very aggressive in his pursuit of recruiting others in this class. Having that around with the big targets that will be on campus will be a big help for the Tar Heels.

3IOL Jani Norwood- Eastern Randolph (Ramseur, NC) [COMMITTED]

Norwood will make his first trip back to Chapel Hill since his commitment to aid in the efforts to add more people to the class. He committed back on April 5th and has since done multiple interviews to rave about the program. He’ll be a nice asset to the staff throughout the weekend.

3S Christian Peterson- Westlake (Atlanta, GA)

Peterson was another player that the Tar Heels were closely tied to early in his recruitment, but it feels like he will be heading elsewhere as of right now. Auburn is the team best positioned heading into the month after taking the lead in the race back in March and Mississippi State is also hanging around heading into the month. Unless something drastically changes, the Tar Heels will likely be more focused on the other big safety target they will have on campus.

4WR Alex Taylor- Grimsley (Greensboro, NC)

Taylor is one of two in-state 4✮ prospects who will be on campus in this final weekend and the Tar Heels have a lot of work to do here. Clemson has been the heavy favorite here for a while now with NC State as the biggest challenger with everyone else off the pace. That remains the case heading into June, meaning the Tar Heels would have to absolutely blow him away and force him to reconsider his decision date. Even if that doesn’t happen, leaving a lasting impression could be important for the Tar Heels because of the other receiver targets that Dabo Swinney and his staff are in shape to land in this class.

4WR Braylon Staley- Aiken (Aiken, SC)

Staley is another receiver target that the Tar Heels will enter the month trailing with in the race for his services. Clemson was the favorite in this race, as well, but with all the other targets that have committed to the Tigers, there an opportunity here. Miami and Tennessee will also receive official visits throughout the month, but the Tar Heels getting the final shot here feels big. If the Tar Heels can impress, they may have a legitimate shot here.

3TE Ryan Ward- Rutherford (Rutherford, NJ) [COMMITTED]

Ward is right up there with Merdinger in terms of guys that have been aggressively recruiting others to join him in Chapel Hill since his commitment. This will be his first time he will visit campus since his decision back in mid-April and he will be an outstanding asset for the staff as one of the more locked in commits to the class.

4S Malcolm Ziglar- Fuquay-Varina (Fuquay Varina, NC)

Ziglar might very well be the most important target that will roll through Chapel Hill. This is the lone 4✮ in-state prospect that the Tar Heels seem to be in the lead for and one they simply have to close the deal on. As of right now, the only other team that has an official visit scheduled with him is South Carolina, but a new contender has emerged and possibly even become the leader. An unofficial visit to Clemson at the end of the month led to an offer and is feels like the complextion of this race has completely changed. Regardless of if he adds that Clemson official visit, the Tar Heels will get the final say here in the month of June and they need to seal this recruitment with a commitment.


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