NC Insider: Evaluating the Early Signing Period

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

The early signing period has come and gone.  Over 215 players in North Carolina have made a commitment to a school of their choice.  While some players may not sign in the early period, for numerous reasons, this week does provide the opportunity to dive into the commitments from across the state. 

At the Division I level, all 16 in-state schools received commitments from North Carolina players.  UNC Wilmington led the way with 10 in-state commitments.  Appalachian State is right behind them at 9 commitments.  Duke and High Point dipped into their home state receiving one and two commitments respectively. 

Traditionally, other levels of baseball across North Carolina have been very strong, featuring a roster full of North Carolina players.  The 2018 class has the opportunity to continue that tradition. 

To dive into the signing period and get a glimpse at each school’s future, we will be looking at each school individually and briefly breaking down their 2018 class.  The schools may have more commitments in their class than listed, as each listing will only highlights the North Carolina commitments that are present in the PBR commitment database.  The player rankings and average rank per player in the class comes from the recently updated North Carolina Class of 2018 Rankings.


Evaluating the Early Signing Period


  • Part I: App State, Campbell, Charlotte, and Davidson
  • Part II: Duke, East Carolina, Gardner Webb, and High Point
  • Part III: North Carolina, NC A&T, NC Central, and UNC Asheville
  • Part IV: NC State, UNCW, UNCG, and Western Carolina
  • Part V: South Carolina and Impact DII, DIII, and JUCO classes in NC