Reid Favoring UNC

Rocky Reid, one of the state's top 2015 running backs, has a leader.

"I really like [North] Carolina – I really like them," Reid said. "I think it would be a good fit for me the way they run the ball. I really love Carolina. It's just a great atmosphere, great fans, and the team plays together. I love it."

UNC has yet to offer Reid or even broached the topic of a possible offer. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back from Concord (N.C.) has received offers from Charlotte and Ohio, and is receiving significant interest from schools throughout the ACC and SEC.

Reid's strong feelings for UNC come on the heels of his first game in Chapel Hill. He attended "Zero Dark Thursday," last week's nationally televised matchup with Miami.

"Everything went pretty good," Reid said. "I loved the fact that the crowd was into the game. I liked how their players played. They ran the ball pretty well and the pass game was on point. It was just a pretty good experience overall. I just wish they could have gotten the win."

Reid, who has attended the Tar Heels' camp the past two summers, enjoyed UNC's pregame pageantry. In particular, he relished the pyrotechnics that were used to welcome the team onto the football field.

"The fireworks, the fire, and all the smoke – I loved it," Reid said.

Like most recruits, Reid departed for Chapel Hill following his own practice. Thus, he didn't arrive on campus until about 90 minutes prior to kickoff and limited his time with the Tar Heels coaching staff. He was able to speak briefly with Randy Jordan, UNC's running backs coach, while checking in.

"He was asking me how my season was going and asking me when I could get back up there," Reid said.

To say that Reid is having a great junior season would be an understatement. He has rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns on 211 carries in eight games. That's over 244 yards a game with a 9.3 yards-per-rush average. More importantly, Concord is undefeated and has its sights firmly set on returning to the NCHSAA 3A Title game.

Reid immediately jumped at Jordan's invitation. He plans to return to UNC this Saturday for the Boston College game.

"I just want to see another game and to spend more time with the coaches," Reid said. "I'm going to try to get there earlier this time than I did last week [so that I can talk to the coaches more]."

Beyond Saturday, Reid is looking to visit East Carolina, NC State, and Tennessee for games this season. He has already attended three games at Clemson (Wake Forest, Boston College, and Florida State), plus games at UNC Charlotte (Campbell), Duke (Georgia Tech), and Wake Forest (NC State).

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