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North Carolina gains verbal commitment from 5-star guard Coby White

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North Carolina continued to build its Class of 2018 as five-star junior point guard Coby White verbally committed to the Tar Heels. His decision came three days after UNC extended a scholarship offer.

The 6-foot-3 White is from Greenfield High School in North Carolina, so his college choice means that he’ll remain close to home.

“They have a great family atmosphere and it is close to my family.” White said. “My parents really loved Coach [Roy] Williams after talking to him multiple times. We sat and talked. Then, I did some thinking on my own and I decided it was the best place for me.

“I’m excited to play in the Dean Dome, for a great coaching staff in a great atmosphere with great teammates.”

White is ranked No. 21 in the ESPN 60 for the 2018 class and is ranked as the No. 5 point guard. Some recruiting services consider him a combo guard.

With bitter rival Duke landing one of the nation’s top recruiting classes in 2016, North Carolina coach Roy Williams is working hard on being No. 1 with the Class of 2018. White gives the Tar Heels two top-30 commitments according to the ESPN rankings. Four-star guard Rechon Black, ranked No. 26, has verbally committed to North Carolina.

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