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Heel Tough Blog: Christian Hamilton Commitment Preview


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Friday might be the single biggest day for the Tar Heels 2023 class outside of early signing, as three of the team’s top targets remaining in the cycle are set to announce their decisions.


The day will conclude at 6:30 PM EST with the commitment of one of the Tar Heels longest tenured offers in the cycle, 2023 4✮ in-state WR Christian Hamilton. He, like Grigsby, was on campus this past weekend as the Tar Heels got the final pitch in ahead of his pre-planned commitment. That came a week after he canceled his scheduled official trip to Notre Dame, one that’s impact likely wasn’t going that significant if he had made it. The cancellation means Texas A&M is the only other school that received an official visit and that trip came way back in early April.


The Tar Heels have been securely leading in this recruitment for a while. Clemson was the one team that looked like it could upset the apple cart, but they didn’t even do enough to receive an official visit. Texas A&M has been lingering for a while, but they have not made a serious push to land him, No other schools ever really factored in.

The Tar Heels will enter today’s decision as the heavy favorite. All four of the crystal ball predictions from 247Sports are in favor of the Tar Heels with a confidence level of 6 or higher on each one. Five Rivals FutureCast have also been cast in favor of the Tar Heels, all of which have come in the past three days. The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine gives the team an 88.5% chance to land his commitment today.


The Tar Heels have been in this one for the long haul and seemed to seal the deal over the weekend. This is the target that I am most confident in heading into today’s commitment.

Prediction: North Carolina

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