The Tar Heels' final target, at least for the time being, in the 2024 class has revealed his commitment just a short time ago.
Via a ceremony at his high school, 2024 3✮ WR Javarius Green announced his commitment to Carolina over Michigan State and Alabama, his other two finalists. The race for Green, who moved his decision date back from his original plan of July 18th, was in the Tar Heels’ control from the moment that they got involved back in January. There was some worry that the moving back of the decision date was in part due to the commitments of others to the team’s class in the early part of July, but the move was because this date is a special one for the family. While his official visit to Chapel Hill the final weekend of June played a role in sealing the deal, the real indication that the staff had this one locked up came when he chose to visit campus one last time the final week of July as opposed to going to East Lansing or Tuscaloosa.
Green commitment comes just hours before the kickoff of his final campaign at Crest High School in Shelby, NC. Last year as a junior, he put together one of the best seasons of any receiver in the entire state. He caught 61 passes for 1267 yards and 18 touchdowns, finishing sixth in the state in receiving yards and fourth in receiving touchdowns. Last was also his first year as the team’s primary returner and his was outstanding in the punt game, averaging 10.9 yards per return and finding the endzone three times. He earned first team all-conference and all-county honors, but just fell short of the all-state team. Prior to that in his first two seasons at the high school level, he combined for 547 yards and five touchdowns receiving and even spent time in the backfield and had some nice success there as a sophomore.
Green is the perfect piece to help close out this Tar Heel wide receiving class. He fits the mold of the slot receivers that Lonnie Galloway uses in his offense with the ability to create separation with route running. His 4.39 40-yard dash speed shows up constantly in his film both before and after the catch and his acceleration is outstanding. That speed combines with his shiftiness as a ball carrier and makes him a threat to take it to the house every time he touches it. He does a tremendous job of finding the right pockets to settle in on route in the middle of the field, making it easy for his quarterback to find him on important plays. With all that the team has scheduled to be in front of him on the depth chart when he arrives next year, he may have to wait a bit to become a part of the receiver rotation but don’t rule out the possibility of him having a role on special teams early on.
With his commitment, the Tar Heels are now up to 26 commitments in the 2024 cycle, four of which come from the wide receiver position. The class remains 24th in the overall class rankings according to 247Sports Composite and 4th in the ACC rankings. Barring any decommitments or the transfer portal depleting a position, the Tar Heels are almost certainly done with their 2024 class.