The Tar Heels' coaching staff might have given up position placement for Timmons (offered as an athlete), but they have not given up the chase for the 6-2 180-pound athlete that runs a 4.40 forty-yard dash. They call Timmons weekly and recently made a cameo at his game last Friday.
"I have talked (on the phone) to the quarterback coach (Gary Tranquill), the running back coach (Andre Powell), and the cornerback coach (Jim Fleming) once a week ever since they were allowed to call me."
The coaching staff's appearance didn't involve much more conversation than a "good game" but left a positive impression on Timmons.
"It let me know that they are really interested and they like what they see in me," said Timmons, who plays running back for Columbia High School and currently owns a 10.7 yards-per-carry average.
Georgia, Syracuse, Ole Miss, Iowa State, and Southern Miss have all also offered and have Timmons' ear, but it will come down to which school gives him the best opportunity to play early.
"Basically, when I make my decision I'm looking for somewhere I can go in and get a little early playing time regardless of what position I play."
Timmons totaled 680 yards and nine touchdowns on 64 carries as a junior, while hauling int 18 passes for 207 yards and four touchdowns.