Bristol Hopes To Reunite With Hemby

This time last year a cornerback from Morganton (N.C.) Freedom High School was offerless and remained offerless until his show-stopping performances during college summer camps. That cornerback, Jordan Hemby, ended up earning multiple scholarship offers that summer and chose the Tar Heels over Florida and NC State in February.

A similar situation could be playing out in Morgantown this year. This time it's Curtis Bristol, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete.

Bristol plans to attend camps at Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and North Carolina. He hopes to replicate Hemby's success and secure a few scholarship offers, but admits there is one school he is truly gunning for.

"I'm hoping Carolina offers because I really want to play with Jordan [Hemby]," said Bristol. "He likes the idea, too. He said he'd rather be around somebody that he's known a long time. I've known Jordan since middle school."

Reuniting with an old friend isn't the only positive of becoming a Tar Heel. Bristol is also a big fan of the UNC education.

"Academics there are pretty good – I want to major in business law," said Bristol. "The location is nice, but I don't really care about location I just want to get a good education and play football."

North Carolina is recruiting Bristol for cornerback and punt returner. This coming season will be Bristol's first of full time cornerback play. The past two years he has lead Freedom from the quarterback position, which could prove to be advantageous.

"Being quarterback for two years and moving to corner I basically know a lot of coverages already," said Bristol. "As a quarterback you have to learn all these different defensive coverages."

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