Heels make the cut for Simpson

Harrisburg (Pa.) tailback Mikell Simpson revealed the pool of eleven schools he plans to choose his five official visits from – and North Carolina was among the eleven selected.

If the UNC coaching staff can put on their best recruiting caps, they could end up making the second cut slated for late November.

"It all depends on how the conversations go when I start speaking to the coaches when they're allowed to call," stated Simpson. "I think they are a program on the rise and they're in the ACC which is I think one of the best conferences right now, so I'm really going to give them a strong look."

Although phone conversations are much different, Simpson has been keeping in touch with the Tar Heels coaching staff through email. He says he emails them a few times a month, with their discussions revolving around playing time and how they plan to use the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder who owns a 4.40-second forty-yard dash time.

"I just email them sometimes, but that is about it right now," remarked Simpson. "Basically we talk about the opportunity to come in and play, and that's the most important thing to me."

Simpson could certainly help fill the running back needs for the 2005 recruiting class. The four-star prospect ended his junior season with All-Conference honors on both sides of the ball after posting a 9.8 yards-per-carry average (862 yards on 88 attempts) with 21 rushing touchdowns, and five interceptions. He proved his versatility by pulling in 23 catches for 520 yards and five scores.


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