Five-star recruiting target setting up visit to UNC basketball

North Carolina is in pursuit of multiple big recruiting targets in the 2025 class and hopes to finally land a commitment. And it sounds like it is making serious progress with one of those targets.

Five-star guard Darryn Peterson is near the top of the Tar Heels’ recruiting board for the 2025 class and the longtime target released an updated list.

Peterson is reopening his recruitment due to coaching changes, and that is good news for the Tar Heels. Peterson is setting up a visit to Chapel Hill for sometime soon.

He recently caught up with Rob Cassidy of to break down potential visits in his recruitment, including to UNC:

“The next one I’m setting up is a North Carolina official, but we don’t have that date yet.”


“I’m excited to see what it’s like down there. I watched some of their games this year and I’ve been waiting to take this official visit for a while. Watching RJ Davis and how ball dominant he was and how he got to hoop this year, I feel like if I go there we could have similar type games.”

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Peterson is starting to see his recruitment pick up recently as well. Both Kentucky and Arkansas are getting involved after recent coaching changes, adding another dynamic to his recruitment.

The good news is UNC is still in the race and is getting a visit down the line. Now it’s up to the Tar Heels to impress him and potentially seal the deal.

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