The Jacksonville area of North Carolina has produced it’s fair share of division one players over the last several years including standouts like Joe Womack, Austin Haynes, Dekota Marshall, Deunta Williams, Kendric Burney and most recently, Donte Moss. Moss’s teammate at Northside High School, linebacker Tevin Humphrey is also getting a long look from several major colleges and he talked with Pack Pride recently about his recruiting in this Q&A.
Pack Pride: Tevin, what is your current height, weight and 40 speed?
“Right now, I’m 6-0, 225 pounds and I usually run between 4.65 and 4.7 (seconds in the 40-yard dash)
Pack Pride: What position do you play at Northside and where do most colleges project you on the next level?
“I play fullback and middle linebacker but I play more defense than offense. Most schools like me more as a linebacker but I’ll play any position. I play middle linebacker but most schools seem to like me more as an outside linebacker.”
Pack Pride: What were your stats last year and did you win any awards?
“I had about 150 tackles and three or four sacks. I got all-conference and all-area.”
Pack Pride: Which schools are you hearing from right now and have you picked up any scholarship offers?
“I’m being recruited by UNC, NC State, East Carolina, Maryland, Clemson, South Carolina. I haven’t gotten an offer yet but I feel like I’m getting real, real close. I’m starting to go to a lot more places so hopefully, it’s going to happen soon.”
Pack Pride: Other than NC State, have you been able to visit any other schools?
“I’ve been to Carolina twice and Maryland. I’m also going back up to NC State hopefully for one of their spring practices.”
Pack Pride: You recently attended NC State’s junior day. What kind of things did you have a chance to do while on your visit?
“When we first got there, we got something to eat. Then they showed us around the facilities. I’m not sure what it’s called but we went where they have all the football-related stuff , the weight room, the athletic training room. We checked out the football field. I went to a basketball game the first time I came up but this time we went around the campus.”
Pack Pride: What are your thoughts on State right now and how much interest are you receiving from them?
“Right now, State is showing pretty good interest in me. I like NC State. I like the coaches. They’re real up front. They’re telling me a lot of good stuff but I think they want to see me in camp. That’s what I’m most likely going to try to do is go to one of their camps. Other than that, NC State is looking pretty good and I’m looking forward to maybe being a part of NC State. I wouldn’t mind it.”
Pack Pride: Who are your top schools at this point?
“Right now I would say NC State, Carolina and Maryland. Those are my top three right now.”
Pack Pride: What do you like about UNC?
“I’ve always liked Carolina. I know Deunta (Williams) and Kendric (Burney) go there so I talk to them a lot. I went there and it’s pretty nice. I like the coaches.”
Pack Pride: What are some of the main things you’re looking for in a future college?
“Hopefully I can go somewhere where I can play because I don’t want to just stand on the sidelines. Being close to home doesn’t really matter to me- in-state or out-of-state is okay. So where ever I can play the fastest and has my major (Business) is important.”