Hemby's Wide Open

Cornerback Jordan Hemby (5-11, 176 pounds, 4.4-seconds in the 40) of Freedom High School in Morganton, NC blazed his way through four camps over the summer and came away with scholarship offers from each.

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At the Adidas Combine held at NC State earlier this year, Hemby ripped off the top 40-yard dash time with an effort of 4.54-seconds (electronically-timed).

So far this season, Hemby's Freedom High School squad is off to a slow 2-2 start but the senior defensive back has averaged around seven tackles per game. This comes on the heels of a junior season that saw him tally 62 tackles, 12 pass breakups and seven interceptions.

As far as recruiting is concerned, Hemby has chosen to focus on the schools that have offered up a scholarship.

"NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC and Clemson are still my main schools," said Hemby. "They're all pretty equal right now."

Hemby had the opportunity to visit NC State for the Pack's matchup with Ohio State and he came away impressed with the one on one attention given him by the NC State coaching staff.

"I like the new facilities they've built, especially that new football center," said Hemby. "The coaches, they all came down and met with the players. I got to meet with the head coach in a room and they only had like a couple of players in there and I was one of them. Those fans there for that game, they really support their team."

Pack DL coach Todd Stroud is heading up Hemby's recruiting and the two have hit it off- a fact the Wolfpack staff hopes will pay dividends several months from now.

"He's really cool," said Hemby. "We hit it off and I'm able to talk to him like he's my friend."

For now, Hemby is putting most of his focus on his senior season and says that he won't make a decision on college until taking his official visits. When making his choice, the speedy corner has at least a couple of factors he'll be paying close attention to.

"I'm really focusing on a school that can help me get a good education so if I don't play after college, I'll be able to go out and get a good job," said Hemby. "I'm also looking at the coaching staff as well."

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