UNC Baseball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball Recruiting.

UNC Baseball Lands Third-Straight Top 25 Recruiting Class

The Diamond Heels' 2021 recruiting class has been ranked No. 22 by DI Baseball to give UNC its third straight Top 25 class. The class is anchored by a foursome of transfers led by 2021 NJCAA Player-of-the-Year of Walters State College. The Tar Heels secured a second Top 15 JuCo transfer with the signing of left-handed pitcher . (

Pitcher and outfielder John Wise Long signs with UNC baseball

After having much of his past two seasons of prep baseball snatched from him, Glynn Academy’s John Wise Long ensured he would get the opportunity to make up the missing time at the next level Wednesday. In an auditorium full of family, friends, coaches, teammates, and other supporters, Long signed a letter-of-intent to play baseball at UNC. (Brunswick News)

East Rowan pitcher Cam Padgett signs with UNC Baseball

East Rowan pitcher Cam Padgett signed with UNC Baseball on stage in the school auditorium Sunday. With a sprinkling of tattoos, longish blond hair and a 6-foot-4, thin-waisted frame, he looks more like a free-spirited rock star than the prototype All-American, but the 17-year-old can really pitch. UNC and a lot of other schools recognized that. (Salisbury Post)

Four-Star Forward Tyler Nickel Takes Official Visit to UNC

Class of 2022 four-star small forward took his official visit to Carolina over the weekend. A 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect from Elkton (Va.) East Rockingham High School, Nickel is ranked the No. 79 overall prospect and the No. 21 small forward. Accompanied by his parents, Nickel was in Chapel Hill for the official visit beginning Friday afternoon. (Inside Carolina)

How Jackson Rusiecki landed a UNC baseball scholarship with a little help from his football coach

Southington football coach Mike Drury, always looking to improve his state title-hopeful squad, watched as a freshman with physique beyond his years walked into the weight room in the spring of 2019. Jackson Rusiecki was readying for his first season of high school baseball, the sport he’d been playing since he was in diapers. Drury had another idea. (Hartford Courant)

Connecticut Outfielder Jackson Rusiecki Commits to UNC Baseball

Southington (CT) baseball rising senior Jackson Rusiecki is heading to Chapel Hill as the Blue Knights outfielder announced his commitment to North Carolina this week. Rusiecki helped Southington to a 20-1 record this past spring and became one of the Blue Knights' most reliable contributors. "His bat speed is amazing," coach Charlie Lembo said. (New Britain Herald)

UNC Baseball Signee Dalton Pence To Miss Playoffs With Cherryville

Cherryville baseball standout ’s next pitches will come wearing Carolina blue. After departing his team’s 9-4 win over Thomas Jefferson last week with soreness in his left arm, the UNC-bound lefty has been ruled out for the 1A baseball playoffs. Pence’s Cherryville career ends with a 9-3 pitching record, a 2.83 ERA, and 165 strikeouts. (Gaston Gazette)

Shortstop Joe Jaconski fulfills lifelong dream by signing with UNC Baseball

has wanted to play baseball for UNC since he was a little kid. The dream came one step closer when the Plymouth Whitemarsh shortstop signed his National Letter of Intent to attend UNC on Nov. 20. “I’ve always loved North Carolina and wanted to go there since I was in fourth or fifth grade. Once I heard they were calling, I was all-in.” (PA Prep Live)

Carolina on his mind: Cherryville baseball standout Dalton Pence signs with UNC

On Wednesday, Cherryville High baseball standout signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNC. "It's amazing, I'm at a loss for words," Pence said following a ceremony commemorating the occasion. "I've been a North Carolina fan as long as I can remember. When I met the players and coaches up there on my visit, everything felt like home." (

Reece Holbrook, son of College of Charleston head coach, signs with UNC baseball

is the son of College of Charleston head coach , who was an assistant at UNC under . While the Holbrooks were in Chapel Hill, Reece was diagnosed with childhood leukemia. Thanks to the care he received at UNC Medical Center, Reece survived and thrived on the baseball diamond and signed with UNC Wednesday. (WTVD)
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