High School Sports

Fedora's enthusiasm drew Hillside duo to commit

Posted February 10, 2012

New Tar Heel head football coach Larry Fedora used Wednesday's rivalry basketball game with Duke to get some of the guys he is recruiting excited about attending UNC.

The Hillside High School duo, running back Khris Francis and defensive back Korrin Wiggins, were among the High School players in the stands.

"It was great the fans were hype," said Wiggins.

It was the end of a really big day for the high school juniors, Francis and Wiggins committed to North Carolina Wednesday afternoon. The moment was caught on a cell phone camera by Francis's mother and has become quite popular online as it has been viewed almost 10,000 times.

"I was just glad to see how he reacted cause I was in the headlock," said Francis about Fedora's reaction. "He was so excited. It was nice."

Wiggins and Francis are among the first to commit for the class of 2013, which will be Fedora's first full signing class since taking over at North Carolina.

"He kept telling me how it would be nice to keep guys from North Carolina playing together. We wanted to create this North Carolina dream team. He wanted me and Chris to start that and bring in other guys," said Wiggins.

Both juniors always had UNC on the short list, but they admit Fedora's enthusiasm swayed them to jump on board early and end the recruiting process.

"I think it's good," said Francis. "It will help with the football program. Just imagine trying to get hype before a game. It's gonna be nice."

And North Carolina football fans are hoping he's right.


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  • VT1994Hokie Feb 12, 2012

    I never thought that you did Austin Rivers is my daddy. All I can say is that he has the right approach to motivate and show some energy in his interviews, and with recruits. I wish I knew how some VT coaches sound and act. I would love to see it.

  • BCV Feb 12, 2012


    You "PROBABLY" can't even spell.


    I hope your hate is towards UNC more so than these high school players.

    And to the players:

    Go out and prove US RIGHT!!!! And THEM WRONG!!!!

    Congrats Khris and Korrin. Work hard this offseason.

  • heelsforever Feb 11, 2012

    Hey, toothy and sowwy, most of the 2013 class hasn't been ranked yet. Maybe these kids don't get ranked very high, but maybe they do. Who knows.

  • Tar Heels Victory-NCAA CHAMPIONS Feb 11, 2012

    Of course, I was not referring to you Hokie 94. You are a class act.

  • Tar Heels Victory-NCAA CHAMPIONS Feb 11, 2012

    Of course the obsessed haters would be the first ones to post on a UNC story. Get over yourselves!!

    GO HEELS!!!!

  • swray001 Feb 11, 2012

    Who cares about two players that proberbly can't play for Western Carolina.

  • Tuffy Feb 11, 2012

    The smurfs should be stoked! Not everyday that you can land TWO unranked players to your commitment list! Better yet, they should use them in the stands, where they definitely need more bodies!

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 11, 2012

    Pretty good stuff. This impresses young kids. It worked for UNC.