Fantroy Commits

With camp finished, the commitments continue for North Carolina as the Tar Heels picked up more speed for the defensive backfield in LeCount Fantroy. The Washington (D.C.) Ballou cornerback impressed at combines this spring -- and at the UNC camp this week -- and picked up an offer.

"UNC made an offer, and I talked to Coach Bunting today and we pretty much made a verbal commitment," said Fantroy's father Lecount, Sr.

"What we liked about them were a couple of things. The coaching staff was real personable and they run a really nice program. Also, the school, academically, speaks for itself. Their defensive coordinator, who is their defensive backs coach, was really impressed by LeCount. So, it was just a perfect fit."

Fantroy impressed at the Combine in Akron and the Elite College Combine with good numbers and coverage skills. According to Akron combine manager Bob Lichtenfels, a regional expert at, Fantroy seems to perform well all the time.

"Fantroy doesn't get a lot of publicity being from DC - the kids there get over shadowed by Maryland," said Lichtenfels. "He is an under the radar kid who possesses nice size (5-11, 175) and outstanding speed -- he hit consistent 4.4's.

"He is a physical kid who can play bump and run, man coverage. Yet, he is skilled and smart enough to play zone as well. He has good closing speed, and outstanding hips, very fluid and fundamentally sound. He could also provide some depth in the return game."

That speed is a reason why North Carolina ended up offering Fantroy.

"He went to their camp and he excelled," said his father. "He ran like a 4.43 40, his vertical was 35, his shuttle was a 3.9, and he just dominated in the one-on-ones. He just really did well and they liked him a lot."

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