Hemby Expects Decision By This Weekend

Jordan Hemby, the top-ranked cornerback in the state of North Carolina, has been mulling his college choice decision and now appears on the verge of ending his recruitment.

"I'm getting really close to deciding," he said Wednesday evening.

The Morganton (N.C.) Freedom standout had a final four of UNC, NC State, Virginia Tech and Clemson. He camped at all four schools, all of which subsequently offered.

But he narrowed it down to two schools a few weeks ago.

"It's down to Carolina and State," Hemby said. "Both places have a good business school which is what I want to major in."

This would make him the first top ten player in the state to chose one of the in-state schools.

What separates Hemby from the other top in-state cornerbacks is his unique combination of strength and speed. At the Adidas Combine held at NC State earlier this year, Hemby ripped off the top 40-yard dash time with an effort of 4.54-seconds (electronically-timed). He also ran a 4.3-second 40-yard dash at NC State's comp while following it up with a 4.4 at Virginia Tech.

Perhaps even more impressive was Hemby's bench numbers. At 5'11 and 180 pounds, he benched 185 pounds 18 times at the Charlottesville NIKE Camp while posting 20 reps at the Adidas Camp.

"I had seven interceptions and eight touchdowns [this season]," he said. "I like playing corner. I have more fun playing defense and going against all those wide receivers than playing offense."

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