2007 Intro: Tyree Bullock

While Greg Little demands the attention of defensive coordinators when playing Durham (N.C.) Hillside, opposing quarterbacks must be wary of cornerback Tyree Bullock.

Last season, Bullock missed all but five games after tearing ligaments in his right wrist. But the 5-foot-10, 165-punder still was able to accumulate 49 tackles, four interceptions and returned one pick for a touchdown.

With a healthy Bullock and a slew of college prospects, the Hornets are hearing the hype of a possible title run.

"Everyone is talking about winning states, but we are just going to take it one game at a time," said Bullock. "I don't want to get too confident."

While receiving tons of mail from Wake Forest, Auburn, Clemson, North Carolina, Alabama, and Duke, three additional coaching staffs have made personal contact with Bullock.

"I talk to the recruiting coach a whole lot from Tennessee," said Bullock. "He was talking about how he liked my highlight tape, and how the other coaches like it, too. He was trying to get me to come down for the junior day, but I don't think I'm going to make that one.

"I talked to N.C. State today [Wednesday] and I went down to talk to the coaches at ECU on their junior day. I think the first schools to offer will either be ECU or N.C. State."

Besides East Carolina, Bullock attended a junior day at North Carolina.

"[UNC's junior day] went real well," said Bullock. "I really liked the coaches at Carolina. That's a school I really want to go to, because it's in-state and I don't want to go too far from home."

Bullock doesn't plan to attend any further junior days, but will camp at East Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Duke this summer.

In terms of favorites, Bullock lists a mixture of programs.

"My favorite schools are Michigan, Carolina, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and the in-state schools," said Bullock. "I just liked the coaching staffs at those schools. Basically, if I pick a school it's going to be coaches. That's the big thing, coaches and linebackers – if the linebackers are stopping the run, then they have to throw the ball."

Bullock won't be making a verbal commitment until later in the recruiting process.

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