Target 2005: Chris Todd

The Tar Heels, who will bid farewell to starting quarterback Darian Durant at the conclusion of the coming season, have decided to venture within a virtually uncharted area in hopes to fulfill their need to land at least one quarterback in their 2005 recruiting class. That area is the state of Kentucky. The quarterback is Elizabethtown (Ky.) High School's Chris Todd.

"Yes, North Carolina extended an offer to Chris," stated his father, who is offensive coordinator at Elizabethtown HS.

Although completely wide open, being the first to offer the 6-3, 185-pound signal caller, has put the Tar Heels in a very comfortable position.

"Right now it's very early so I think he is going to leave things open to look at the best fit, but the North Carolina situation looks very good," remarked Coach Todd. "He really likes the program and is interested in seeing what they have to offer over there."

While Todd and his father investigate what the Heels' can provide the blue chipper academically and athletically, Todd's junior season stats and on field performance speak volumes of what he brings to the table. Todd posted an incredible 4,595 passing yards and 50 touchdowns with a completion percentage of 64 percent (303/406) during his junior campaign.

"Well since I'm his dad, I don't know if I'm the best one to talk to in regards to him as a player," Todd. "He is pretty disciplined in the pocket, does a good job going through his progressions and finding receivers, and does a good job spreading the ball around. The biggest thing is his knowledge of the game. He has been around it all of his life even when he was small. That, I think is a huge advantage, so he really understands the passing game as well as defenses and I think that has been a big plus."

The in-state schools will, without a doubt, try to prevent the Heels from plucking Todd from out of the Bluegrass State, as Kentucky and Louisville are already showing interest.


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