North Carolina's Top 50 Prospects: #41-50

After attending seven combines, watching hours of film and speaking with numerous high school coaches across the state, we at Inside ECU Sports feel confident that no one has spent more time evaluating the in-state class of 2008. Today we begin our look at the top 50 prospects in North Carolina.

Legend: (o)-offer, (L)- our opinion of who may lead for a particular prospect, (c)- will reportedly camp at East Carolina.

50. DE Baird Godley...6-2, 225 pounds, 4.76/40...NW Guilford HS...Greensboro, NC
Notes: Very productive defensive end that collected 89 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a junior. Will likely need a good summer camp tour to land any offers but several division one schools have shown quite a bit of interest so far.

Schools...NC State, UNC, East Carolina (c), Tennessee, Marshall

49. LB Bobby Hedgepeth...6-1, 220 pounds, 4.6/40...Northwest HS...Littleton, NC
Notes...Hedgepeth has a solid build and above average athleticism. Played primarily running back last year and tallied over 1,000 yards. He moves well but will likely need to prove he has the speed to compete at the D-1 level at summer camps this summer.

Schools...NC State(L), Virginia Tech, Auburn

48. S Lamar Monger...6-0, 180 pounds, 4.6/40...Hertford County HS...Ahoskie, NC
Notes...Latest in a string of players to come out of Hertford County High School. Monger had a good junior season but will have to follow that up with a good showing at college camps this summer. Likely projects as a safety but will need to improve on 4.64-second speed he showed at Shrine Bowl combine earlier this year.

Schools...East Carolina (c), NC State, Duke, UNC, Virginia

47. DT Kemory Mann...6-2, 265 pounds, 5.0/40...Northwood HS, Pittsboro, NC
Notes...Mann is from same school as NC State commit Tobias Palmer. Mann looked solid at the Ragsdale Combine this spring. He moves fairly well and certainly has the frame to add quite a bit of weight. Mann plays aggressive but is raw. Like many other players, will need to impress coaches during camps to garner any offers.

Schools...Virginia Tech, East Carolina (c), UNC, NC State

46. OL Harrison Martin...6-5, 280 pounds, 5.3/40...E Mecklenburg HS...Charlotte, NC
Notes...Martin is one of the more physically impressive offensive linemen in the state. His speed is average however and he needs to improve on his foot quickness to really attract the attention of the major schools. However, with his frame, solid base and long arms, Martin is a player with upside and could emerge as a serious candidate for D-1 offers down the road.

Schools...NC State, Virginia, Duke, Auburn

45. ATH C.J. Davis...5-8, 165 pounds, 4.4/40...AC Reynolds HS...Asheville, NC
Notes...Extremely fast prospect that is every bit as quick as his teammate, Darius Spencer. Davis is a burner that will put up big stats in 2007. Some schools may look at his size as a detriment but he could help out in the slot, cornerback or special teams. If his grades prove to be okay, could land some D-1 offers before all is said and done.

Schools...Marshall (L), East Carolina (c), NC State, UNC, Georgia, Georgia Tech

44. RB Brandon Chandler...5-8, 185 pounds, 4.45/40...Glenn HS, Kernersville, NC
Notes...Short, stocky and powerful, Chandler may be one of the sleepers of the class of 2008. Has proven quickness and is a tough-as-nails runner that is tough to bring down. Could also project at safety. Lack of height may turn off some college recruiters but he'll get some serious D-1 looks over the next several months.

Schools...Clemson, UNC, NC State, Ohio State, Wake Forest

43. TE Jamie Hatten...6-4, 220 pounds, 4.6/40...Hendersonville (NC) HS
Notes...Hatten has good size, speed and solid pass-catching ability. Was also productive at linebacker- registering over 100 tackles. He wasted no time in jumping on an offer from Marshall earlier this year- committing to the Herd back in May.

Schools...Marshall commitment

42. RB Anthony Council...6-0, 200 pounds, 4.5/40...Goldsboro (NC) HS
Notes...Council was one of the state's most promising running backs and was putting together a stellar junior year before an injury derailed his season. He has explosive power and shiftiness and can be tough to bring down in the open field. Does a great job of reading holes and blasting through them quickly. Grades are a huge question mark and it could be that Council will end up in prep school for a year and emerge as a huge prospect in 2009.

Schools...UNC(L), East Carolina, NC State

41. ATH Joe Womack...6-2, 185 pounds, 4.45/40...Northside HS...Jacksonville, NC
Notes...Very productive at QB for Northside as a junior. However, he'll likely project at either safety or wide receiver on the collegiate level. His size and speed could make him a viable candidate for wide receiver. Regardless, East Carolina picked up one of the more talented sleeper prospects when they landed Womack back in May.

Schools....East Carolina commitment

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