UNC Baseball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball Recruiting.

Where Have All the Deions Gone? (Featuring Jordyn Adams)

Looking into the crystal ball of potential dual-sport revolutionaries, there is but one young man in the high school class of 2018 carrying the expectation of stardom in both football and baseball, with the stated desire to pursue both at the next level. , of Cary, N.C., committed in early July to play both sports at UNC, where his father is the defensive line coach. (Sports Illustrated)

Jordyn Adams pulls off rare All-American double in football and baseball

UNC commit is a rare two-sport All-American. After returning from The Opening in Oregon, he was named to the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game on July 29 at Wrigley Field. Adams hit .494 in 24 games this season for Green Hope with 26 runs and 26 stolen bases. Football and baseball aren’t the extent of Adams’ ability. You might remember that dunk that went viral. (USA Today)

Video: Jordyn Adams - Coming Home

2018 4-star wide receiver and two-sport star , from Green Hope High School in Cary, NC, has committed to play football and baseball at UNC. Adams released this video titled "Coming Home" following his commitment on Monday at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon. Read More...

UNC baseball commitment Buddy Kennedy signs instead with Arizona Diamondbacks

Buddy Kennedy is ready to start his professional baseball career. Now, if he can just get used to the 100-degree heat. The recent Millville High School graduate signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday for $550,000 — $193,100 over the slot value for a fifth-rounder. Kennedy signed the contract at the Diamondbacks’ training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Press of Atlantic City)

Oakland Athletics Agree to Sign No. 6 Overall Pick, UNC Commit Austin Beck

Just over a week after selecting him sixth overall in the MLB Draft, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday they have agreed to sign North Davidson High School outfielder Austin Beck. Beck–who previously committed to stay in-state and play college ball for coach at UNC–will receive a signing bonus of more than $5.3 million from Oakland to begin his pro career. (

Interview with UNC baseball commitment Angel Zarate

Rockingham County's Angel Zarate continues to dazzle on the diamond. Area baseball fans won't have to look far to see the Cougars' star at the next level, either. He'll be right down the road at North Carolina. Why was UNC the best place for you? Zarate: They've been one of the best programs in the country. UNC just felt right. They also develop a lot of great players. (Greensboro News & Record)

Rockingham Pitcher Angel Zarate Signs with UNC Baseball

Rockingham County senior Angel Zarate made it official, signing his letter of intent to play baseball at UNC on Thursday. Zarate was arguably the best pitcher in the Mid-State 3A Conference last year, but it was his ability at the plate that attracted Carolina. He has a .468 batting average over three varsity seasons. Zarate has only swung and missed at two balls in the last two seasons. (Greensboro News & Record)

North Davidson's Austin Beck Signs with UNC Baseball

Ever since he was very young, North Davidson's Austin Beck has envisioned being a major league baseball player. On Wednesday, the star outfielder took a step in that direction when he signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of North Carolina, one of the nation's top college programs. "It's just a great feeling," Beck said. "It's been a lifelong dream. But it's only one of the small goals I have." (Lexington Dispatch)

UNC Baseball Ranks No. 2 In Baseball America Recruiting Rankings

UNC was ranked No. 2 nationally in Baseball America's annual recruiting class rankings, announced Wednesday. Led by six members of the BA500, the No. 2 ranking is the highest for the Tar Heels since placing No. 1 overall in 2003. Only No. 1 pick Ole Miss had more top-500 prospects than Carolina, which saw all six of its ranked freshmen place among the top 208 nationally. (

Asheville Infielder/Pitcher Josh Dotson Commits to UNC Baseball

Reynolds junior Josh Dotson has committed to play college baseball for UNC. Dotson was an All-Mountain Athletic Conference infielder/pitcher for the Rockets last spring. He batted .320 with 19 RBIs and four doubles. On the mound, Dotson (8-3) led Reynolds in wins and maintained a 1.41 earned-run average with 84 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Angel Zarate commits to play baseball at North Carolina

Rockingham County junior outfielder/first baseman Angel Zarate has committed to play baseball at UNC following his senior season. Zarate said having the chance to play at a top Division I school is the opportunity of a lifetime. Zarate has a .468 batting average over three varsity seasons and has only swung and missed at two balls in the last two seasons. (Greensboro News & Record)

Catcher Tristan Shea Commits to UNC Baseball

Porter Ridge High’s Tristan Shea will play collegiate baseball at one of his “dream schools” after graduation next year. Shea will continue his baseball career on scholarship at UNC, the rising senior recently announced. Shea’s head coach at Porter Ridge, Trey Staviski, said that UNC will gain a devoted player. “They’re getting a workhorse,” Staviski said. (Monroe Enquirer Journal)
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