Gurley Awaits Fedora's Call

Todd Gurley was the top target of the now-departing UNC coaching staff. With the hiring of Larry Fedora, Gurley awaits a call from the new Tar Heel head coach.

"I heard about [Fedora's hiring], but I haven't really thought too much about it," Gurley said. "I don't really know too much about him, so I don't really know [how it affects my recruitment]."

During an in-home visit earlier in the week, area recruiter Ken Browning foreshadowed Fedora's hiring.

"He told me he didn't know if it was official or not so he couldn't really tell me too much," Gurley said. "He was just telling me that he thinks it was going to be [Fedora], but he couldn't really tell me too much because he didn't know."

"I'm going to let it come to me," Gurley said. "Nobody has contacted me yet. I'll know more when I talk to someone."

Despite being a self-described "big college football fan," Gurley's knowledge of Fedora is limited.

"I'm not a big Conference USA fan," Gurley said. "I know they beat Houston. I think I heard he runs a spread."

With all that said, the status of Gurley's recruitment remains unchanged. He still lists Clemson, Georgia, NC State, and UNC as his four finalists with no clear cut leader.

"I just like what those schools have to offer me," Gurley said. "Being up there to visit those schools, I like everything about them."

Gurley has visited all four finalists unofficially and has taken official trips to all but UNC. He says his official visit to Chapel Hill will take place in January.

Gurley had planned to make his collegiate declaration at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network on Jan. 3. However, he's now considering pushing the announcement back until after his UNC official visit.

"It depends on how I feel," Gurley said. "If I feel like I already know what school I want to go to, I'll announce at the game. I think I might come back to school and do it in front of my teammates, but I'm not sure yet."

Earlier in the week, Gurley's close friend Keith Marshall verbally committed to Georgia. Gurley says that even though Marshall has begun to recruit him and he would like to be teammates with Marshall in college, Marshall's decision won't ultimately impact his collegiate decision.

"I've got to do what is best for me and he knows that," Gurley said.

Heading into his decision date, Marshall leaned heavily on Gurley for advice. Thus, Gurley said he plans to do the same with Marshall.

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