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Heel Tough Blog: Jamaal Jarrett Commitment Preview

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Tuesday evening, one of the most publicized recruitments in recent years will come to an end when 2023 4✮ DL Jamaal Jarrett announces his commitment. Jarrett, who released his final three schools along with his commitment date back on June 19th, will be deciding between the Tar Heels, defending national champion Georgia and Auburn.

Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs have been the leader for him for the better part of the last year, but the Tar Heels have been lurking. Jarrett has been a frequent visitor to Chapel Hill and there is no doubt that the close proximity to home has been a factor in this process. The question is, have the frequent visits to campus made that much of a difference or is the pull of Georgia and the idea of being the team’s next Jordan Davis too much for the Tar Heels to overcome?

The Tar Heels got the first shot at him this summer hosting him officially back on May 20th, followed by his trips to Auburn (June 3rd) and Georgia (June 10th). Following his official visit to Georgia, Jarrett would hit Chapel Hill one last time for an unofficial visit, but did not go back to Georgia or head anywhere else with an open weekend that he has at the end of the month. That gave this recruitment a similar feel to Travis Shaw’s from a year ago, where an extra unofficial visit seemed to begin his trend towards Carolina. However, over the last couple of weeks it appears that Georgia has been able to hold off the charge from the Tar Heels and will be the perceived pick heading in.

The recruiting experts agree that Georgia will head in as the heavy favorite. All six of 247Sports predictions are in favor of the Bulldogs and have a confidence level of at least six. has seven experts who have put in FutureCasts for him and all of them, including Adam Friedman, who did at one point have him heading to Carolina, are predicting he will head to Athens. Even On3 Sports has two predictions up for him, both in favor of Georgia and with a confidence level of 60 or higher.

This is one that the Tar Heels fought hard for, but it seems as if they will come up short for a guy that has been one of the main focuses for Georgia for a while now.

Prediction: Georgia


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