North Carolina recruiting: SF Wendell Moore set to announce top 10; football makes 2 more offers

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Join us daily at ACC DieHards for the latest North Carolina recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Tar Heels. Don’t miss any coverage from Cody Pace and the DieHards.com team. Read his daily notebooks here at 9 a.m. ET Monday through Friday. In this edition, we discuss 5-star 2019 small forward Wendell Moore, who’s set to announce his top 10 later this week, and two recent football offers.


Wendell Moore shocked Tar Heels nation last week when it was reported he told the staff at “Late Night with Roy” he was planning to expand his recruitment.

It was nearly a foregone conclusion the 5-star small forward would end up in Chapel Hill with his high school teammate Rechon Black, a forward/guard commit in the Class of 2018, to the point even rival coaches believed he was North Carolina bound.

Now instead of being a player to passively keep track of leading up to a decision that was once set to come in November, Moore is a key target in Roy Williams’ Class of 2019.

Just how far has North Carolina fallen in the eyes of Moore, if it has at all? It looks like we’ll find out later this week. On Monday, Moore tweeted he plans to announce his top 10 schools at some point during the week.

It would obviously be a shocker if North Carolina didn’t crack the top 10 for the No. 7 small forward and No. 22 overall player in the Class of 2019. If that were the case, it would be worth questioning whether there was some fallout between Moore and the Tar Heels’ staff, although that shouldn’t be the anticipated result whenever he does make his announcement.

Almost certainly, North Carolina and Duke, the two major in-state programs for the Concord, N.C., native, can be penciled into two of the 10 spots. Moore only has 11 offers according to 247Sports, although it’s probable that some of the 10 spots will be taken by schools like Kansas and Kentucky, which have scouted the talented junior but have yet to make a formal offer.

North Carolina football offers 2

It hasn’t been pretty for North Carolina on the football field, which hasn’t done much to help recruiting momentum.

Still, Larry Fedora and his staff continue to work on shaping their board for the Class of 2019, and did so with two more offers last week.

On Wednesday, the Tar Heels offered 4-star receiver Frank Ladson Jr., a Florida commit.

Ladson is one of the top receivers in the class, ranking 22nd by 247Sports’ composite rankings while falling just outside the class’ overall top 100.

The 6-foot-4 Miami native has 14 offers, although he committed to Florida back in March. It’s unlikely this offer amounts to anything for the Tar Heels, but its never a bad thing to plant a seed in case something happens between Ladson and the Gators.

On Saturday, Fedora doled out another offer, this one to athlete Gerome Henry, unrated according to his 247Sports profile.

Henry is starting to get some attention on the recruiting circuit, as he’s picked up offers from Maryland and Notre Dame this month, in addition to the Tar Heels. He also has offers from Kansas and Marshall.

It looks like North Carolina is going to have an uphill battle if it hopes to land Henry, too. Although he isn’t committed, he indicated to 247Sports’ Sean Scherer he would be “fully committed” if Michigan State were to offer. The Spartans have kept an eye on Henry but are still deciding whether or not to extend him an offer.


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