Almost a year ago Larry Fedora secured his first big recruit in offensive threat and power back Khris Francis. Francis who stands at 5’9 is about 200 pounds which is a stellar size for a running back coming in to school. Khris Francis a native eight miles down the road from Durham North Carolina signed his letter of intent on February 8th, 2012 and just early enrolled January eighth this year.
Khris Francis picked the Tar Heels during his visit and committed in front of Larry Fedora where he got an extremely energetic positive reaction. If I was Larry Fedora I would be happy too if I knew I had a very similar reincarnation of Giovanni Bernard coming to play in Carolina blue the next year. Running backs coach Randy Jordan was a huge factor in sealing Khris Francis’ commitment and even swayed Khris from picking schools such as Syracuse, Tennessee, Clemson, and local arch rival Duke!
Before enrolling early Francis visited Chapel Hill multiple times to make sure it was the place where he wanted to be. Each visit was very positive and reassured Khris that he wanted to be a Tar Heel. His last visit was an official was November 10th where the Tar Heels fell to Georgia Tech 68 to 50. Even though the team lost Khris enjoyed seeing that he would apart of a high powered offense. Khris has great vision and is stout enough to take hits and run in between the blockers. Khris showed these skills for his school powerhouse Durham Hillside and the North Carolina Shrine Bowl game. Look for Khris to become a huge asset after learning from running backs AJ Blue and Romar Morris.
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