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'It's home to me': 2023 shortstop Gavin Gallaher commits to UNC baseball

UNC baseball coach has gotten off to a hot start on the recruiting trail after being named successor to legendary skipper . Forbes secured one of his first big commitments Sept. 28, from local shortstop Gavin Gallaher. The No. 147 recruit in his class per Perfect Game, Gallaher gives the Tar Heels a surefire middle infielder for the 2023 class. (Daily Tar Heel)

East Rowan Pitcher Cameron Padgett Commits To UNC Baseball

It’s almost as hard to catch up with extra-busy Cameron Padgett as it is to get a hit against him. Padgett, a junior at East Rowan, squeezed in a verbal commitment to North Carolina's baseball program last week between work and workouts. He’s humble about it, but he's been a certain Division I signee for a while. Only his destination was up in the air. (Salisbury Post)

Stock Rising For UNC Baseball Commit Vance Honeycutt

Coach Mike Herndon doesn’t hesitate to use Vance Honeycutt’s name in the same sentence as Whit Merrifield’s. Herndon coached Merrifield, an MLB all-star with the Kansas City Royals, at Davie County High. Now he coaches Honeycutt, a Salisbury High senior infielder committed to UNC. Both of Honeycutt's parents also competed for the Tar Heels. (Salisbury Post)

Waxhaw Pitcher Michael Colonna Commits to UNC Baseball

UNC Baseball picked up an in-state commitment Tuesday from Weddington High School rising junior Michael Colonna, who announced his commitment on social media. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound pitcher from Waxhaw, North Carolina, hits and throws right-handed. Colonna ranks eighth overall in North Carolina and fourth positionally for the class of 2022. (All Tar Heels)

UNC baseball commitment Jagger Haynes signs instead with San Diego Padres

The coronavirus pandemic robbed Jagger Haynes of the chance to put an exclamation point on his baseball career at West Columbus High School. But the setback also provided the 17-year-old left-handed pitcher, who was selected by the San Diego Padres in the fifth round of the MLB draft on June 11, with an opportunity. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Baseball Signee Tanner Quick motivated to be the next Tar Heel great

Brazosport Exporter pitcher Tanner Quick wasn’t able to finish his high school baseball career the way he wanted, but he’s ready to be at the University of North Carolina and start his journey to be the next Tar Heel All-American. At 6-foot-8, Quick would jump at the idea of being drafted in this year’s draft, but he’s still motivated to cement his legacy at UNC. (TheFacts.com)

NCAA suspends all recruiting in Division I through April 15

The NCAA is suspending on- and off-campus recruiting for all Division I sports through April 15. In the wake of the expanding coronavirus threat, the NCAA has taken measures to mitigate any risks associated with the virus. The NCAA recently canceled remaining winter and spring championships, while UNC has suspended all athletic-related activity. (ESPN.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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)
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