North Carolina coach Roy Williams used his extended cell phone plan on Tuesday night to offer a couple prospects in the 2015 class. One of those offers went to combo guard Perry Dozier Jr. of Spring Valley High School (S.C.).
2015 Combo guard Perry Dozier Jr.
Williams and the Tar Heels had spent the majority of July evaluating the 6-foot-5 guard and on Tuesday night delivered the news that Dozier had been waiting to hear.
“Coach (Roy) Williams just called and it was just conversation at first,” Dozier told 247Sports. “He was asking me how the drive was back home from Orlando and what I had been doing since the tournament. Then we got into the recruiting process and how he had been following me and how they had been doing a good job recruiting and then he just put it out there that the offer was made.”
Dozier is generally a reserved person who does not let his emotions show through. On Tuesday night though, the excitement of the Tar Heel offer was something he did not hold back showing.
“It is big, definitely,” Dozier said. “North Carolina along with a few others were real big dream schools of mine. Being able to get this opportunity to be offered by Roy Williams himself is big, that is a definite milestone in my life and I am just blessed with the opportunity.”
The question for most of the summer has been what position Dozier could end up playing at the college level. Already 6-foot-5 with ball handling skills, both Dozier’s father and uncle measure in at 6-foot-8 or taller and the youngest Dozier is expected to grow another inch or two before he exits high school.
The Tar Heels have made it clear what role they would like him to fill in their offense and how they see him impacting the program.
“They are recruiting me as a combo guard,” he said. “They want me to be able to come in and make an impact the first year right off the bat. Being able to handle the ball and get teammates involved and be more of a floor general as opposed to being a scorer.”
Although Dozier labeled the offer as “exciting” and a “milestone” in his life, it is not something that drastically changes his recruiting at this point. Instead, he will focus on improving himself and then later on narrowing things down.
“It is a very exciting offer,” he said. “I have had a few exciting offers this summer but right now I am just trying to get better and enhance my level of play to fulfill these offers. I will sit down probably in the middle of my high school season and narrow things down and go from there but right now there is no leader or anything like that.”
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