The Tar Heels hosted their yearly Mack Brown Showtime Camp on Saturday to help showcase some of the best talent in the 2024, 2025 and 2026 classes and hand out a few more offers. This came while the team was hosting a trio of major targets in the 2023 class for official visits, a group that contains two in-state blue chip players. However, the biggest story of the weekend was a visit from a major in-state who has already taken his official visit to campus and that guy taking a major step in his recruitment.
2023 4✮ DL Jamaal Jarrett was in Chapel Hill on Saturday, as first reported by Deana King of Tar Heel Illustrated, for an unofficial visit less than a month after his official stop on May 20-22. It comes in place of what was supposed to be his official visit to College Station and just one week after his official trip to Athens with the perceived leader at this point.
This stop in Chapel Hill is reminiscent of what we saw a year ago from Travis Shaw when he was frequenting the campus when it was thought that Clemson was the clear leader for him. There is no guarantee that this one is going to work out the same way that it did a year ago with Shaw, but one of the keys for the Tar Heel staff was to continue to get him on campus as many times as they could before his commitment due to the close proximity.
On Sunday, Jarrett announced that he is down to three schools and set his commitment date. Carolina, Georgia and Auburn, the three schools that he did take official visits to, are those left battling it out for his services and his commitment announcement will take place on July 19th.
The announcement will come in the midst of the dead period that will start on June 28th, meaning this next week will be important. If he doesn’t use this as an opportunity to take another trip to Athens, this could be an extremely close battle down to the end. Will the Tar Heel staff be able to pull off what they did with Shaw a year ago with Jarrett?