One School Pushing Ahead for Mollette

NEW LONDON, N.C. --- Juval Mollette is reluctant to name favorite schools, but admits one school has begun to separate itself from the pack of schools pursuing the 2015 wide receiver.

"I'm looking at the ones that have offered me," Mollette said. "[North] Carolina is starting to push ahead, because I'm more local and they've shown me the most love from the start."

Mollette, a 6-foot-4, 187-pounder from Randleman, has collected offers from Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, UNC, NC State, Virginia, and Wake Forest.

"I'm getting a lot of questionnaires and letters in the mail," Mollette said. "I've gotten a few from Oregon, Alabama, Ohio State, Nebraska – schools like that."

After attending Fedora's Freak Show in June, Mollette took a break from the recruiting process to focus on the coming football season. After Randleman opened the season with a victory on Aug. 23, Mollette decided to get back on the recruiting trail with a trip to Columbia for the UNC-South Carolina nationally televised season-opener.

"I like it up there," Mollette said. "That was my first SEC game ever. It was pretty wild. Their fan base is great, they have a great team, great coaching staff, and great facilities."

South Carolina hasn't offered, but has expressed interest in Mollette.

"I just really wanted to check that game out because I knew [North] Carolina was playing and I knew it was going to be a big game," Mollette said. "First game of the year, so I knew it was going to be pretty crowd."

This weekend, Mollette plans to visit Virginia for its game against Oregon.

Mollette is planning his schedule on a week-to-week basis. Some of the stops he hopes to make this season include Georgia, UNC, Ohio State, and Tennessee.

Two games into his junior season, Randleman remains undefeated.

"I think the season is going really good," Mollette said. "We worked hard all spring and summer. We were out there all spring just working our butts off. So I think the rest of the season should be pretty good."

Individually, Mollette was happy with how he has played.

"The first game, I didn't really do as well as I wanted," Mollette said. "So this [last] game I came out and was trying to play real hard."

In his most recent game, Mollette caught three passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns. He also took an end-around for six yards.

Randleman returns home on Friday to host West Davidson.

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