Oct 21, 2011; Charlotte, NC, USA; Mallard Creek Mavericks wide receiver Marquez North (8) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the second quarter against the West Charlotte Lions. The Mavericks defeated the Lions 42-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Target WR Marquez North Selected to US Army All-American Bowl

North Carolina target WR Marquez Northhas been selected to play in the US Army All-American Bowl in  San Antonio Texas.  The nation’s top 90 high school football players, in an East vs. West showdown; and the nation’s top 125 high school marching musicians, who will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Marquez North of Mallard Creek is one of the nations top WR prospects at one time had over 20 scholarship offers from programs vying for his services is now down to Tennessee and North Carolina.

North was on hand at Kenan Stadium and watched the Heels run over Elon Pheonix in the season opener.  Since North has visited Chapel Hill several times, so may times he says he can’t count how many.

North made the transition to WR after transferring to Mallard Creek last season after playing quarterback and running back. 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’s senior season was cut short when he underwent season ending surgery two weeks ago, his recovery time is about four months.

North who was picked as the top prospect in the state of North Carolina in November and is the best highest rated prospect among Carolinas outstanding offers.  North has been down to the Vols and Tar Heels since early November.

Keeping it Heel will provide video coverage of the event held on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

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