Only this time it was among the best in the mid-Atlantic, as he turned heads and became a crowd-pleaser with his play in the 2015 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Saturday (video above).
Helping lead North Carolina to its first win since 2011 as a team captain, Emmons set the table with a 15-yard score on the game's first drive. But it was in the second half when he really won over most of the 7,000-plus gathered to watch the 79th annual Shrine Bowl in person.
The four-star dazzled in the open-field for a big gain down to the 1 to set up a Tarheel touchdown before churning through the defense to set up the dagger effort. During his final carries, he broke considerable tackles and showed resilience after absorbing a big hit out-of-bounds, where he would get parts of a standing ovation from the visiting crowd.
Emmons finished with nearly 100 yards on less than 10 total touches. His sole official visit will be to Tuscaloosa next month.