Will the Noles Have NC ATH Under their Tree?

Wilson (NC) Beddingfield is the home of the Insiders.com No. 13 ranked defensive end in the country. Last week he had an impressive showing on the field. The Terriotry.org caught up with him to discuss his outstanding performance and to talk a little recruiting.

"We defeated North Lenoir 21 to 7," defensive end/tight end Everette Brown said.  "They ran a wing-t offense and got behind.  Since they got behind, I got a chance to rush the quarterback.  I picked up two sacks and a forced fumble.  I also got eight tackles.


The 6-foot-4 and 238 pound standout also excelled on the offensive side of the ball.


"I caught two passes for 50-yards," he said.  "I caught a screen pass for 13-yards and a post corner.  However, I would prefer to play defense in college."


Brown has unofficially narrowed his list down to a few schools.  The ones he likes most are North Carolina , North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Miami .


"I like the Carolina schools because they are close to home," he said.  " North Carolina is only and hour and half away and State is an hour.  Both schools have great college campuses.  From a football standpoint, North Carolina has to make progress.  If they don't win this year coach Bunting probably will be fired.  State is on top football wise now.  The Florida schools are rich in tradition.  They are top-notch football programs.  That's why I want to get on their campuses to get a feel."


On September 6th Brown is going to take in his first Miami/Florida State battle.


"I'm going to Miami unofficially for that game," he said.  "The last few years, that game was settled by a field goal.  I'm going to go with the team that's ahead."


There have been some whispers that distance from home was an important factor with the Brown family.  Has that changed?


"I've talked this over with my parents and they said they wouldn't have a problem as long as I didn't go too far," he said.  "They would be all right with the Florida schools."


Speaking of Florida schools, what are his thoughts on Miami and Florida State ?


" Florida State has been recruiting me real hard," he said.  Coach Lilly and Haggins have been writing me quite regularly.  Miami hasn't been recruiting me that hard so far."


It looks like some lucky school will be getting a Holiday present this December.


"I will probably decide around Christmas time," Brown said.  "It will be a Christmas present for me."



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