Wide Receiver Marquez North of Mallard Creek (N.C.) says that North Carolina and Tennessee lead for his services right now. North’s season was cut short when he underwent season ending surgery two weeks ago, his recovery time is about four months.
North has visited Chapel Hill several times, so may times he says he can’t count how many. Tennessee’s losing record could put the coaching staffs jobs in jeopardy which could help the Tar Heels. Although he named the Vols and Heels as the leaders, other programs are not out of it. North will still visit Ohio State in a couple weeks and is planning another visit to Florida. Clemson and Oregon remain as outside possibilities as well.
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 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.
UNC has secured the services of another big, physical, talented in state receiver in Jordan Fieulleteau from Raleigh. Adding North would be huge for the Heels, a trio of Fieulleteau, Quinshad Davis and North would be very imposing.