North Carolina's Top 50 Prospects: #31-40

After attending seven combines, watching hours of film and speaking with numerous high school coaches across the state, we at Pack Pride feel confident that no one has spent more time evaluating the in-state class of 2008. Today we continue our evaluation of the in-state class with the #31-40 prospects in the state of North Carolina.

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

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

    40. RB Travis Leggett...6-0, 200 pounds, 4.65/40...W Columbus HS...Cerro Gordo, NC
    Notes...Played out of position at QB as a junior. However, he still managed to put up big numbers but should return to natural position of running back this season. Leggett has a great frame and build but his speed is fairly average for a D-1 running back prospect. He may get a look at safety during the summer camp schedule and may ultimately end up on the defensive side of the ball.

    Schools....NC State(L)(c), Virginia, UNC, Virginia Tech

    39. RB Rod Chisholm...5-10, 180 pounds, 4.4/40...Independence HS...Charlotte, NC
    Notes...Chisholm is one of the state's more impressive play-makers at running back. He is extremely elusive and can make defenders look silly in the open field but runs with surprising power as well. Has the speed to play on the division one level but lack of height may be a concern for some colleges.

    Schools....UNC, NC State, South Carolina, Clemson

    38. QB/ATH A.J. Blue...6-3, 205 pounds, 4.6/40...N Gaston HS..Dallas, NC
    Notes...Blue is a well-built prospect with above average athleticism in the mold of UNC signee Quan Sturdivant although Blue is a slightly better QB prospect. Blue could possibly flourish at QB in the right system which is why he probably favors Virginia Tech. However, he will likely get more looks over the summer at linebacker or possibly wide receiver.

    Schools....Virginia Tech(L), NC State(c), UNC, Tennessee, Clemson, Illinois(o)

    37. RB/CB Bobby Morrison...5-8, 185 pounds, 4.4/40...W Iredell HS...Statesville, NC
    Notes...Morrison is one of several under-sized hybrid running backs in North Carolina this year. Like Rod Chisholm, Tobias Palmer and Brandon Chandler, he stars at running back in high school but could ultimately project at another position in college. Morrison is a compact runner who is solidly built. He has division one speed but lack of height may be a concern. Morrison could end up being a candidate for an offer at cornerback down the road, however.

    Schools...East Carolina, NC State(c), Penn State, Illinois, Wake Forest, Marshall

    36. OL Justin Ward...6-5, 280 pounds, 5.2/40...Rockingham (NC) HS
    Notes...Ward is a hard-working player with a tremendous attitude. He has a frame that college coaches can work with but he'll need to improve his footwork, agility and quickness. Ward has good knowledge of his position but just needs his body to catch up. Because of his potential, we would be surprised if he doesn't pick up several offers when he hits the summer camps this summer.

    Schools...Marshall(o), East Carolina, Virginia, NC State(c), UNC, Duke, Penn State, South Carolina, Clemson

    35. FB/S Vince Jordan...5-11, 200 pounds, 4.4/40...W Montgomery HS...Mt Gilead, NC
    Notes
    ...Jordan blew every one away when he put his speed on display at several combines held this spring. He also has tremendous strength to go with his solid frame. Could ultimately play fullback, safety or linebacker on the next level and has proven his capability to run with the ball in high school. Should definitely pick up some offers before all is said and done.

    Schools....NC State(L)(c), Auburn(L), Wake Forest, Florida

    34. DE Kamar Frost...6-5, 225 pounds, 4.8/40...Jones County HS...Maysville, NC
    Notes...Frost is a raw prospect at defensive end but one who boasts a wealth of potential. Isn't the fastest player but is explosive in a small area and difficult to contain for high school offensive linemen. He pursues well and can be a very disruptive force in opposing backfields. Frost also plays with a little swagger and is another prospect that could move up these rankings before all is said and done.

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

    33. QB/ATH William Brown...6-3, 205 pounds, 4.5/40...Greene Central HS...Snow Hill, NC
    Notes...Brown has played just one year at QB and is still extremely raw at the position. However, he'll attend a QB-only camp in South Carolina this summer that should help him hone his skills. While not impossible, it is unlikely that he'll receive very many looks as a D-1 QB. However, because of his size, athleticism and speed, Brown could emerge as a major prospect at wide receiver, defensive back or linebacker. He is also a prospect that has the potential to shoot up in the rankings before all is said and done.

    Schools...UNC(L), East Carolina, Virginia, LSU, Tennessee

    32. RB/S Jay Hollingsworth...5-11, 185 pounds, 4.6/40...Lee County HS...Sanford, NC
    Notes...While Hollingsworth has been somewhat overlooked on the recruiting scene this spring, he proved to be one of North Carolina's most productive players as a junior. On the year he rushed for better than 1,000 yards while notching 75 tackles and three picks on defense. Lack of blazing speed may be a bit of a concern but it hasn't stopped him from picking up several early offers.

    Schools...East Carolina(o), Duke(o), Virginia(o)(L)

    31. RB Gary Douglas...6-0, 170 pounds, 4.5/40...Hillside HS...Durham, NC
    Notes...Douglas is a young (only 16) running back with a great amount of upside. Is not a burner but has above average speed and rushed for roughly 1,800 yards as a junior. Observers that follow Durham football closely rave about his ability. Douglas has the frame to play bigger and if he can maintain his speed, could become a solid division one running back. It's also not out of the question that he could also get some looks at defensive back.

    Schools...NC State(c), California(o), East Carolina(o), Tulsa(o), Duke, Virginia


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