Florida CB ready to commit to Heels?

The name Daniel Phelps might not ring a bell, but when playing Booker High School (Sarasota, FL) defensive coordinators make certain their quarterbacks are well aware of the name and skill ability of the 5-11, 185-pound shutdown cornerback.

"Teams don't throw it to my side really," said Phelps with assurance. "It's like I have the whole side of my field on lock."

Along with opposing coaching staffs, college recruiters are conscious of Phelps and his 4.40 forty-yard dash speed and play making ability. Teams such as Tennessee, Louisville, Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, North Carolina and Central Florida have all offered, with new schools entering the race every week. However, one school stands above the rest.

"North Carolina really does stand out from the rest of them," remarked Phelps, who is being recruited to play defensive back for the Tar Heels. "The way (Coach Hal Hunter) came at me to recruit me really won me over. He called me a day before my game. He flew down on a private jet just to see me play the next day. He explained the educational program and everything to me. He let me know that they will be tutoring me. Its really about the education, I just want to get a good education."

Phelps favors UNC so much that an official visit to Chapel Hill has been set for January 9th in addition to how the two-star athlete must fight his urges to verbally commit to the Tar Heels.

"I'm going to wait until after my visit, but right now I would commit to them," exclaimed Phelps. "I will commit, but I want to take my visit first."

If all goes well, Phelps plans to commit to UNC following the visit. Phelps will then make rival ACC coaching staffs extremely aware of him, as his name is sure to ring a bell with them before the end of his career.


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