Updated: Jul 17
The Tar Heels are in the midst of a stretch of four commitments in four days from 2024 targets that took official visits to campus this month. As expected, the first two that had pre-set decisions went elsewhere, but Sunday gave them the first of what they hope are two commitments from in-state targets to close out this run of decisions.
Just moments ago, 2024 4✮ WR Jordan Shipp became the Tar Heels' second in-state receiver in this class, choosing them over his other two finalists, Michigan and NC State. The Wolverines looked to be in a great position for him following his official visit to Ann Arbor back on the first weekend of June, even picking up some crystal ball predictions following that trip. However, a late push from the Tar Heel staff in their official visit with him at the end of the month appears to be the difference here and gives the team another highly thought of prospect in their wide receiver room.
Shipp, the No. 64 wide receiver in the 2024 class, is preparing for his final season at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. This past season, he led the Chargers in receiving with 1,088 yards and 14 touchdowns on 62 receptions on the way to earning NCISAA Division I all-state honors and leading his team to the NCISAA Division I state title. The prior year as a sophomore, he caught 45 passes for 651 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to first team all-conference honors and his first state title.
Shipp is one of the most complete wide receivers in the 2024 recruiting class. He thrives in all three levels of the passing, doing his most damage at that intermediate level on and inside the numbers. He has the route-running ability to create separation and the height and explosiveness to win the 50/50 balls. He has some of the most reliable hands in this class and makes the difficult catches look easy. After he catches the ball, he can be a bit of a menace in the open field with his ability to stop and start and the straight-line speed that he possesses. This a very nice addition for the Tar Heels to pair alongside Keenan Jackson.
With Shipp’s commitment, the Tar Heels now have 24 commitments in their 2024 class, the fourth most of anyone in the country. The Tar Heels jump three spots in the 247Sports Composite team rankings to 21st and fourth in the ACC. The Tar Heels will now hope to carry this momentum into tomorrow’s commitment from another one of the top uncommitted players in the state.