North Carolina Tar Heels new head coach Larry Fedora has done a great job with the 2013 recruiting class. Fedora came to Chapel Hill with a new philosophy of putting together a North Carolina Dream Team made up of the top prospects from within the great state of North Carolina. Despite NCAA sanctions that are keeping UNC from competing in a bowl game this season and reduced scholarships over the next three classes.
Despite these obstacles Fedora has done an excellent job of putting together one of the nations best classes in 2013. As good as the class made up of 16 current commitments here’s the position breakdown: Quarterback 1, Running Back 2, Wide Receiver 2, Offensive Tackle 1, OG/C 1, Safety 2, Defensive Tackle 2, Defensive End 3, Corner Back 2 for those keeping score at home that’s seven offensive players and nine defensive.
One of the Heels top priorities for the remaining two scholarships they have left in the 2013 class is Charlotte, NC wide receiver Marquez North. North is a four star prospect and one of the top WR prospects in the nation. North who was recently picked as the top prospect in the state of North Carolina is the best potential pickup for Carolina amongst their outstanding offers. Not only is North the best in state prospect, he plays a position (WR) that the Heels need.
North made the transition to WR after transferring to Mallard Creek last season after playing quarterback and runningback. North adapted quickly and accounted for 39 passes for 1,022 yards and 19 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound North is an extremely dangerous player. A rare athlete for his size, North has breakaway speed to go along with his large frame. He returns punts and kicks while starring at WR full time.
North has all the top programs in the nation after him, it’s going to be a battle for one of the nations top WR prospects. UNC got some encouraging news when North, along with several prospects already committed to Carolina showed up to Kenan Stadium for the opener against Elon Phoenix. North got to watch a big time performance by the offense and see first hand just how much fun it can be to play in Fedoras offensive system.