After all the commotion that my Tar Heels' post from yesterday engendered, I checked with a source close to the program to see how many kids in the area UNC is interested in.
The numbers can change from week to week as guys pop on and jump off the radar, depending on circumstances.
Before the evaluation period which began last week, the Tar Heels had offers out to seven in-state recruits and seven more in SC. Guys like Chapel Hill High's Robert Crisp, who was offered, don't count because they are already off the board (Crisp to N.C. State).
North Carolina has solid interest in roughly 30 in-state players, and maybe 15 more in S.C. Sounds about right for this time of year, especially since UNC has only 19 scholarships to give for the class of 2010. And prep all-American OT James Hurst already gobbled up one of those.--Stan Olson