Feb 6, 2013
High school football players from the state of North Carolina make up seven of the 17 signees for the University of North Carolina.
In-state recruits for the Tar Heels include Jordan Fieulleteau (Wakefield), Khris Francis (Hillside), Nazair Jones (Roanoke Rapids), Desmond Lawrence (Charlotte Christian), T.J. Logan (Northern Guilford), R.J. Prince (Albemarle), and Brian Walker (Mallard Creek).
As a senior at Wakefield High School last year, Fieulleteau caught 111 passes for 1,669 yards and 25 touchdowns, the second highest reception total in a season. His performance earned him honorable mention honors on the Parade All-American Team, and he was named an all-state selection by the Associated Press and NCPreps.com.
Francis played running back at Hillside High School last year and enrolled at UNC in January. Last season, Francis ran 251 times for 2,100 yards adnd 27 touchdowns. He also posted 328 receiving yards and five touchdowns, earning a spot on the Shrine Bowl team.
Roanoke Rapids defensive lineman Nazair Jones, a member of the Shrine Bowl team, is considered the No. 10 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com. Jones competed in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston as a senior. He also played along the offensive line for Roanoke Rapids.
Lawrence is ranked the No. 8 player in North Carolina by Scout.com. As a defensive back and running back at Charlotte Christian, Lawrence ran the ball 139 times for 1,299 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead his team to the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3-A state championship.
As the running back at Northern Guilford High School, Logan turned heads in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-AA state championship game rushing for 510 yards and eight touchdowns – breaking a number of state records. As a senior, Logan compiled 3,146 yards and 47 touchdowns, averaging 10.7 yards per carry, despite playing in the fourth quarter only twice. Logan is the No. 4 all-purpose back in the country according to Rivals.com.
Prince enrolled at UNC in January after playing along the offensive line at Albemarle High School. As a senior, Prince was named a Prepstar All-American and was an all-state selection by the Associated Press and NCPreps.com. He is listed as the No. 36 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com.
Mallard Creek High School defensive back Brian Walker rounds out the in-state recruits for UNC. The No. 14 cornerback in the country, according to ESPN.com, Walker posted six passes as a senior, adding in 13 pass breakups. As a junior, Walker recorded 30 tackles, 12 pass breakups and three interceptions.