North Carolina's basketball recruiting class is getting bigger, in numbers and in size.
Forward Brice Johnson, 6-9 and 210 pounds, chose the Tar Heels on Wednesday over N.C. State, Clemson and Florida, according to ESPN's Dave Telep.
With Johnson headed to UNC, forward T.J. Warren cut his final college choice down to N.C. State and Georgetown. UNC had been recruiting Warren, the No. 23 prospect in the class. Warren, who's from Durham, put on his Twitter account Wednesday that he would make his choice next Wednesday.
Johnson's ranked as the 25th-best prospect in the class of 2012 by Telep. The lanky power forward from Cordova, S.C. averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks a game as a high school junior last season.
Johnson's the fourth commitment in the class for the Tar Heels, joining point guard Marcus Paige (No. 28 in the ESPNU top 100), forward Joel James (57) and wing forward J.P. Tokoto (65).
The Heels, ranked No. 1 in the country heading into this college season, will have to replace senior forward Tyler Zeller next season and could potentially lose forwards John Henson, Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo early to the NBA.