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ACC Football Recruiting: Tar Heels Off to the Early 2013 Lead

And who’s that out in front actually retaining players in state?  Larry Fedora has done a tremendous job of gaining commitments to the 2013 class from the state of North Carolina.  His stated dream goal of having a NC “Dream Team” is starting to gain some steam.  Fedora has employed many tactics from taking practice on the road to get the team out to other areas of the state, specifically, ones we need to recruit hard like the Mallard Creek Scrimmage.

Fedora and the Tar Heels have reeled in eight total commits to the 2013 class and so far, he’s far ahead of the rest of the ACC.  Six of Fedoras eight players committed are from inside the state of North Carolina.  Highlighted by four star offensive lineman R.J. Prince and defensive back Brian Walker.  The Heels are gaining momentum inside and outside the state as Fedora begins to build the team in his image.

The 2013 class gives the coach his first real chance at doing that.  In 2012 Fedora and his staff were handcuffed by the previous regimes recruiting work.  Doing the right thing, Fedora gave each player a chance to leave and waited on his choice and honored each and every scholarship and offer made.

Fedora came close to landing one of the crown jewels of the 2012 class Davonte Neal lasting to his final three before being passed over.  The Tar Heels offer offensive players a new, fun, action packed offense that is appealing to recruits.  Staying close to home at a University with a great reputation like UNC has to be appealing to parents.

Inheriting North Carolinas football program was not the easiest task to take on for Larry Fedora and company.  But the fact that the school has such a great image, aside from the one, recent scandal in the football program.  The basketball program is so great, the education is deemed not only top notch but of great value to the students.  If there’s any down trodden football program in American you want to take over, it’s the one in Chapel Hill.

Let’s take a look at the 2013 class Fedora has assembled so far

ACC Breakdown (Commits as of 4/12) UNC 8, Duke 5, Miami 5, Virginia Tech 4, Virginia 3, Georgia Tech 1

UNC Commits

Ryan Switzer WR- 3 star 5-9, 170 Charleston, WV

Brian Walker CB- 4 Star 5-11, 180 Charlotte, NC  Mallard Creek

RJ Prince OT- 4 Star 6-6, 285  Albemarle, NC Albemarle

Khris Francis RB- NR 5-9, 180 Durham, NC Hillside

Korrin Wiggins S- NR 5-10, 180 Durham, NC Hillside

Donnie Miles S-NR 5-11, 195 Suwanee, GA North Gwinnett

Jordan Fieulleteau WR-3 star 6-3, 205 Raleigh, NC Wakefield

Desmond Lawrence CB 3 star 6-1, 175  Charlotte, NC  Charlotte Christian

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