Heels Contending For Ga. QB

Looking up and down the Tar Heels' lengthy commitment list one position is noticeably unrepresented – quarterback. The North Carolina coaching staff does plan to use at least one of the remaining scholarships on a quarterback, with Dwayne Harris high on their recruiting board.

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    Harris, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound dual-threat quarterback from Tucker (Ga.), was extended a UNC offer back in early March. Since that time, the Scout.com three-star recruit has developed a solid relationship with the staff.

    "I talk to the coaches [Tommy Thigpen and Gary Tranquill] every day," said Harris. "I have a good relationship with them. I call them after my games and tell them how I did, and we talk about how they've been doing up there, and how they want me to come up there for a couple games."

    Harris, who camped at Chapel Hill in June, plans to take the coaches up on their offer by unofficially – or possibly officially – visiting the campus this fall for a game.

    In addition to the Heels, Boston College, Maryland, Memphis, and Ball State have offered Harris. Although he lacks a leader, three schools stand out in his mind.

    "I don't really have a leader right now," said Harris. "There are just a few schools I'm looking at right now like Boston College, Maryland, and North Carolina. Right now, those are probably the top three."

    Despite denying a leader, Harris said he can see himself suiting up in Carolina Blue.

    "There's a good chance I could go there," said Harris. "It's a nice school, nice coaches, and nice surroundings. They're in the running for where I might go."

    With the help of Harris's dual-threat ability, Tucker High School is off to a 2-0 start. Last week against Americus (Ga.), Harris completed 5-of-6 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 74 yards and another touchdown.

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