Coby White, No. 21 in ESPN 60 for 2018 class, commits to Tar Heels

Five-star junior point guard Coby White committed to North Carolina on Thursday, three days after the Tar Heels extended a scholarship offer to him.

White, a 6-foot-3 prospect from Greenfield High School in North Carolina, is ranked No. 21 in the ESPN 60 for the 2018 class. He is also the No. 5 point guard in the class.

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams watched White in April, and then the North Carolina staff tracked him throughout July. He took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill in June.

Virginia, Wake Forest, Clemson and others had also offered scholarships to White.

Although it's early for the 2018 class, North Carolina has a leg up for the No. 1 recruiting class. The Tar Heels have two top-30 commitments, with White joining four-star guard Rechon Black (No. 26).

North Carolina has two of the four players in the ESPN 60 who are committed.