"It's just the interest level I have in all those schools," Napoleon said. "I like UNC the most – I love that school. I love all those schools, actually, equal right now, but they have a little edge over the others. Each of my top five schools has great academics and play in a great conference."
The "little" edge UNC has originates from its interest level in Napoleon, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep.
"It was the first school to actually show interest," Napoleon said. "They offered me last September. And going up there twice, it gave me a bigger perspective of the program. Getting around all the coaches [and] getting to know all the coaches – I've gotten a great vibe from all of them, so far."
Among his favorites, UNC and Rutgers have verbally offered a scholarship to Napoleon. He also holds an offer from Indiana.
With a favorite list built – plus a leader – the next question is when Napoleon will make a verbal commitment.
"My verbal commitment will come Sept. 9 after my first game is over," Napoleon said. "That's the day my grandmother passed away two years ago. I want her to be a part of it."
In the meantime, Napoleon will visit the last two favorite schools he has yet to visit – Virginia Tech in two weeks and Michigan in May. He also plans to attend Rutgers' Spring Game on April 30. Over the summer, he will camp at Maryland and UNC.
Position-wise, schools are labeling Napoleon an "athlete" with an eye on both quarterback, his high school position, and cornerback.
"I'm fine with playing quarterback or corner," Napoleon said. "The wide receiver [position], I'm not too fond of."
At UNC's camp, Napoleon will work out at both quarterback and cornerback.