UNC Clear Leader For Morehead

Despite the absence of a scholarship offer, Jarius Morehead listed North Carolina as his favorite school during the Spring Evaluation Period. An offer following the 2015 prospect's camp appearance did nothing but boost those feelings.

"It shot up," Morehead said. "I got an offer and got to see more of the campus while I was there."

Morehead, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete from Gibsonville (N.C.) Eastern Guilford, attended one of UNC's earlier camps last month. Thus, Chris Kapilovic, who recruits Guilford County for UNC, told Morehead following his camp performance that the staff would decide during a post-camp meeting whether to offer.

"After I camped at [N.C.] State, one of my coaches told me to call Coach Kap," Morehead said. "I talked to [Kapilovic] and he offered me."

There was never a doubt about Morehead's athleticism, but the staff was finding difficulty in determining Morehead's best positional fit. Last summer, he camped at UNC as a wide receiver and this summer he worked out with the safeties.

"[Kapilovic] said maybe in a few years, I'll get bigger – because since the camp my freshman year I grow an inch and a half and gained 15 pounds – and they don't know if I'll be a free safety or strong safety," Morehead said. "Or I could be a linebacker/strong safety in the kind of defense they're running."

In his short prep career, Morehead has excelled at both wide receiver and safety. As a junior, he caught 30 passes for 516 yards and six touchdowns, and made 41 tackles, two interceptions, and eight pass breakups.

"I'm good with defense," Morehead said. "I could see myself playing safety for four years at Carolina."

Heading into the summer, Morehead held offers from Charlotte, East Carolina, and Tennessee. Camp-producing offers from UNC and NC State bring his total to five.

Morehead is finished with camps for the summer, but plans to return to UNC for a visit this month.

"I want to see the dorms, the classrooms, and the academic support buildings," Morehead said. "I want to walk around campus and see where the players hang out."

Although he says UNC is his clear cut leader, Morehead is nowhere close to making a verbal commitment.

"I'm far off from making a decision," Morehead said.

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