Gibsonville (N.C.) Eastern Guilford standout defensive back Jarius Morehead has one school at the top of his list and for the moment at least he's thinking about staying close to home.
Offers and interest have come from schools all over the region, from
schools in the ACC and the Southeastern Conference, but to date the
case for staying close to home with a local school has proved to be
the most convincing.
Morehead announced this week that NC State is his top choice and
standing out among those that have offered.
"I've been to NC State three times and I got invited to the Tom
Lemming thing on February 2nd. I'm going to that and the State
Junior Day right after that so I'll be there for all that."
When you ask Morehead what his thoughts are on the Wolfpack his
reply is telling. One should consider the fact that he hasn't made a
decision yet though.
"There's a high chance that's where I'm going. I just feel good
about the coaching staff and the campus. The main reason they're at
the top is just because of Coach White. I really like him and the
coaches. They're doing their 2014 recruiting class right now and he
told me to call him when the dead period ends."
Morehead doesn't plan to make a decision anytime soon however and
that means there's plenty of time for him to change his mind. NC
State might have the early advantage but there's a long road ahead.
The more times the coaches can get him on campus the better State's
chances. Morehead said it's tough to see the Wolfpack slipping much
in his eyes as he has become very close to the coaches and the
program, so for a school to overtake them would require a very
Wake Forest and North Carolina are the two other schools the safety is in contact with on a
"I'm going to commit after next year. After my senior year is when
I'm going to do it."
Morehead dealt with a ligament injury last year and that could have
affected his place on recruiting boards at some schools, but he said
NC State has made it clear he is a top recruit in their eyes.
In addition to the Pack, Morehead holds early offers from Georgia Tech, Tennessee, UNC and East Carolina among others.
Morehead Has Pack Out Front
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