UNC Baseball Recruiting

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UNC Baseball Tabbed Best Recruiting Class In The ACC

Collegiate Baseball recently released its 2019 NCAA recruiting rankings and named the North Carolina Tar Heels as the No. 13 class in the country, better than any other team in the ACC. The Tar Heels look to build off its 2018 College World Series run as well as its 2019 Super Regional berth with its new crop of freshman as it prepares for the 2020 season. (

Powhatan Pitcher Brandon Eike commits to North Carolina Baseball

Within the past month, rising Powhatan (Va.) High School senior Brandon Eike became a tournament MVP with his Canes National 17u team in Florida and helped win the 376-team WWBA 17u National Championship. Then, on Tuesday, Eike added another title beside “national champion” and “MVP.” He is now a North Carolina Tar Heels baseball commit. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Profile of UNC baseball commitment Joseph Charles

At 6’3”, 190 pounds, Joseph Charles has an excellent pitching frame. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short arming the ball. His pitches have deception as a result, but scouts point to his short arm and high elbow as the reason for his below-average command. Charles’ fastball can touch as high as 97 MPH, but more consistently in the low-to-mid-90s. (Amazin' Avenue)

UNC baseball commitment Davidjohn Herz signs with Cubs

For Davidjohn Herz, the desire to become a professional baseball player was too strong to ignore. Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball draft, Herz signed a minor league contract to begin his professional career in Arizona. Herz, a North Carolina recruit, said signing a professional contract was "definitely a relief." (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC baseball commitment Brennan Malone instead signs with Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks agreed to terms with No. 33 overall pick Brennan Malone, reports Jim Callis of (on Twitter). He’ll receive a full-slot bonus of $2,202,200. A high school right-hander out of Florida, Malone had been committed to the University of North Carolina but will instead begin his professional career. (MLB Trade Rumors)

MLB draft picks must decide on college or pros

In college baseball, many of the top recruits don’t even make it to campus before leaving to cash their first professional paycheck. The Tar Heels, Blue Devils, and Wolfpack all had signees selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft last week. North Carolina pitcher signee Brennan Malone, drafted 33rd overall, seems likely to turn pro. (North State Journal)

Cade Cunningham Blog: Cutting list to 10

: "My final 10 are Texas, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Washington, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Florida and Virginia. told me that he’s had more Bob Cousy Award winners than any other school. That really stuck with me. He told me he wants me to be the next great point guard to come to North Carolina and win the award under him." (USA Today)

Freshman Pitcher Matthew Matthijs Commits to UNC Baseball

D.H. Conley freshman Matthew Matthijs has yet to play a baseball game for the Vikings, but he’s already decided where he will play college baseball. The former standout pitcher for the Greenville Little League North State team best known for its trip to the Little League World Series in 2017 has made a verbal commitment to sign with UNC following his senior season in 2021. (Greenville Daily Reflector)

Terry Sanford High School pitcher Davidjohn Herz signs with UNC Baseball

pitcher Davidjohn Herz signed with UNC on Wednesday. Herz, the Bulldogs’ left-handed ace, was named the region’s top baseball player at the Observer’s Best of 910Preps banquet in June. He pitched 65 2/3 innings for the Bulldogs, striking out 105 batters and tallying a 0.53 ERA. He had six games with 10 strikeouts or more, including 17 against Cape Fear. (Fayetteville Observer)

Rocky Mount Academy's Will Stewart signs with UNC baseball

Rocky Mount Academy senior Will Stewart signed a national letter of intent a couple weeks ago to play baseball at the University of North Carolina, yet Stewart made the decision final while on a mission trip in the Dominican Republic. Stewart, a catcher and third baseman, guided an RMA team that finished 14-4 and was stopped one game away from a state championship game berth. (Rocky Mount Telegram)
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