UNC Baseball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball Recruiting.

Shortstop Joe Jaconski fulfills lifelong dream by signing with UNC Baseball

Joe Jaconski 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 Dalton Pence 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." (MSN.com)

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

Reece Holbrook 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)

UNC Athletics adjusts to new recruiting process amid pandemic

Recruitment is an ongoing process that involves constant communication between athletes and coaches. This process normally allows for the recruits to visit campus and the facilities for their respective sports. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, teams inevitably had to alter the ways in which they brought high school athletes into their programs. (Daily Tar Heel)

'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 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)
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