Jabari Smith is set to announce his college decision tomorrow at 5:10 PM est. Smith is a 6-foot-10, 210 pound power forward from Tyrone, Georgia. He is a five star, and listed by 247Sports as the number one power forward in the 2021 class.
According to MaxPreps.com, as a junior at Sandy Creek High School, Smith averaged 24.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game. Smith has the ability to dominate a game inside and out. He has a plethora of low post moves, a reliable perimeter jumper, and thrives in transition and pick-and-pop situations.
Smith’s list of final schools includes Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina. According to 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, Auburn is the favorite to land Smith.
In other recruiting news, Caleb Houstan, also a 2021 prospect announced his final four and it did not include the Tar Heels, rather Alabama, Duke, Michigan, and Virginia.
With Houstan out of the picture and the Tar Heels most likely outside looking in on Smith, the immediate recruiting attention for 2021 will turn to Hunter Sallis and Trey Kaufman, both are prospects Carolina is still heavily involved with. Carolina also still has offers out to Patrick Baldwin Jr. and Chet Holmgren. Duke is considered the heavy favorite for Baldwin Jr. while Gonzaga appears the leader for Holmgren.