5-Star WR leaning toward staying in-state

Although five-star Georgia wide out Calvin Johnson would be a huge pick up for the Tar Heels, it seems that this one might slip away to one of the in-state schools.

"I'd say (the Tar Heels) are in my top ten," stated Johnson. "However, I'd say I'm leaning more towards Georgia or Georgia Tech."

As of right now, Johnson doesn't believe his official visit tour will make a stop in Chapel Hill, but the 6-4, 200-pounder sees the pros of becoming a Tar Heel.

"I believe (UNC) passes the ball a lot and I would have a good chance of playing in my freshman year," remarked the Sandy Creek High School (Tyrone, Ga.) product.

Other factors that will weigh in on Johnson's decision come signing day include depth chart, campus life, academics and connection with coaching staff. The efforts of UNC assistant coach Gunter Brewer are in hopes of eliminating one item off this list, namely connection with coaching staff.

"(The Tar Heel coaching staff has) been keeping in touch with me pretty good," Johnson said. "Lately I haven't received any calls, but they probably call me like once a week."

Johnson's 30 plus catches for 600 plus yards and eight touchdowns has helped Sandy Creek High School earn a 10-0 record plus a playoff berth. His size and raw ability will continue to help his pledged collegiate team for years to come; odds are it will be in the state of Georgia.


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