Change at the top for Gurley

SPARTANBURG - When it came to Todd Gurley's favorites, it used to be North Carolina, Georgia and everybody else.

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That's no longer the case. The four-star running back from Tarboro High School [N.C.] now holds those two equal with Clemson and N.C. State.

"I don't have any favorites. Everybody is the same," he told CUTigers.com after Monday morning's Shrine Bowl practice.

"I don't know. I haven't really been thinking too much about recruiting right now. I've just been chilling," Gurley said.

He does know that the Tigers, Tar Heels, Bulldogs and Wolfpack make up his final group.

"I just like the environment. It's like being at home. I like those coaches, the players are cool," Gurley said of the four schools.

Last week, Clemson sent offensive coordinator Chad Morris and running backs coach Tony Elliott for an in-home visit.

"We were really talking about how they had won the ACC Championship and I had won my state championship, so we just talked about that," Gurley said.

Newly hired North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora called him on Sunday.

"We just talked a little bit about me giving them a chance and taking an official. I didn't really talk to them that much because I was eating," Gurley said.

The 6-foot, 190-pound running back still plans to make a decision at the Semper Fidelis Bowl in January, but could push the decision back if he makes an official visit to North Carolina.

As a senior, Gurley rushed for over 2,400 yards and scored 34 touchdowns.

As a junior, he had 139 times for 1,472 yards and 26 touchdowns and returned six kickoffs for 290 yards and two touchdowns.


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