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Heel Tough Blog: 2025 Summer Official Visit Primer

The Tar Heels begin an important month full of official visits on Friday when they’ll welcome two of their remaining targets in the 2025 class to campus. As we get ready to delve into a big four-week stretch, here is everything you need to know about what lies ahead as the Tar Heels try to close this recruiting cycle strong.

Christian Evans/@StonebridgeFootball- Instagram

May 31st-June 2nd

3✮ EDGE Herbert Scroggins- Benedict Military School (Savannah, GA)

UR DL Devin Ancrum- Mill Creek (Hoschton, GA)

UR DL Christian Evans- Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA)

This coming weekend will be focused on the defensive front as two of the team's four remaining targets in that position room will be on campus. The Tar Heels have their work cut out in both of these races as both have multiple visits elsewhere, but getting the first crack at them feels big. Evans is probably the guy the team has the best chance at right now of the two, but they will need a strong showing this weekend if they are going to beat out the two in-state schools for his services. Having a guy like Ancrum, who is already committed to this class and defensive line coach Ted Monachino, visiting with them could be very beneficial.

Malik Clark/@nx.malikkk- Instagram

June 7th-9th

4✮ DL London Merritt- IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) [COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE]

4✮ OT Alex Payne- Gainesville (Gainesville, GA) [COMMITTED TO UNC]

4✮ QB Bryce Baker- East Forsyth (Kernersville, NC) [COMMITTED TO UNC]

4✮  CB Onis Konanbanny- Heathwood Hall (Columbia, SC)

4✮ WR Malik Clark- Rock Hill (Rock Hill, SC)

3✮ TE Logan Farrell- John Hersey (Arlington Heights, IL) [COMMITTED TO UNC]

3✮ IOL Trey Blue- Cary (Cary, NC) [COMMITTED TO UNC]

UR WR Evan Haynes- Fellowship Christian School (Roswell, GA)

This is easily the most star studded of the weekends that are on tap for the Tar Heels in the next month, as it features five 4prospects, including the team’s top two commits in the class. Clark is the non-commit that the Tar Heels have to feel most confident with right now, but they still need a good showing to hold off in-state South Carolina and late-charging NC State. Konanbanny was a guy that the Tar Heels made a major push with back in the winter, but is now someone that they have work to do with after Tennessee took over as the leader in this race this past weekend when he unofficially visited them. Merritt is only visiting Chapel Hill outside of his official trip to Columbus, so this feels like an opportunity for the Tar Heels if they can blow him away. Haynes is the wild card here, but he feels like someone that the staff could really turn the heat up on during this visit, something they’ll have to do with him scheduled to take visits to three other schools. In total, the team will have four committed prospects on campus this weekend, something that can only help with the recruitment of these other targets.

Jabree Wallace-Coleman/Ed O’Brien- 247Sports

June 11th-13th

4✮ RB Jabree Wallace-Coleman- Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, PA)

Wallace-Coleman will be on campus alone during this midweek visit, meaning that the attention will be squarely on him which could be a big boost for the Tar Heels. They have work to do to overtake the favorite, Penn State, in this race, but the staff will have the opportunity to prove how much of a priority he really is with him being the sole focus of their attention.

Micah Matthews/@the.micahmatthews- Instagram

June 14th-16th

4✮ WR Micah Matthews- Turner Ashby (Bridgewater, VA)

4✮ RB Bo Walker- Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, GA) [COMMITTED TO GEORGIA]

3✮ CB Donovan Starr- Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)

3✮ EDGE Taeshawn Alston- Vance County (Henderson, NC)

This is the second most important weekend of the month, especially since it contains the lone in-state prospect in this class. That in-state prospect is Alston, a guy who the staff will have to make a push for because of the work that South Carolina has already done to establish themselves as the favorite. The Tar Heels are in a similar spot with Matthews, who has both in-state schools (Virginia, Virginia Tech) and Maryland in a good spot for him, so they will need a strong showing amongst the six visits that he has scheduled if they want to close that gap. The team will need to put even more work with Starr, who they trail by an even larger margin with heading in. Walker is the guy that the staff probably feels best about, but they have a significant battle on their hands here, too, with him expected to take official visits to three other schools. It will be on the staff to pull out all of the stops during this weekend if they want to land any of these guys when it’s all said and done.

Kainoa Winston/@kainoawinston- Instagram

June 21st-23rd

4✮ S Kainoa Winston- Gonzaga (Washington, DC)

3✮ S Javion Butts- Jones County (Gray, GA) [COMMITTED TO UNC]

3✮ EDGE Kamden Laudenslager- McDonough School (Owings Mills, MD) [COMMITTED TO UNC]

The Tar Heels will have two commits on campus to help them try to reel in arguably the biggest fish left out there for this staff. The Tar Heels are one of the four schools that Winston listed as finalists for his services on Thursday and will get to make the final impression amongst those four. Penn State is the favorite for him right now, but the Tar Heels have positioned themselves as the biggest challenger in this race and have the chance to pounce as long as he makes it to campus committed.


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