Heels Get Commitment #4 for Football

Coach Bunting and his Staff continue their efforts with the Class of 2003. This time they get a commitment from a player in the Fayetteville area. He currently plays tailback and defensive back, and projects as a defensive back at the next level; although he can play a number of positions.

Bryan Bethea, out of Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina committed to the University of North Carolina on May 13th, 2002.



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Bethea exploded on to the football grid iron at the end of his sophomore season. After averaging nine carries for his first ten games, Bethea was moved to the starting tailback position after an injury sidelined the senior incumbent, Darrell Middleton.

Bethea responded by carrying the ball 104 times in the next four playoff games. He rushed for close to 200 yards in two of those games, leading his team to three victories in the four games.

He followed his sophomore season with a very successful junior year that saw him become the top rusher during regular season in Cumberland County with 1,359 yards. He also scored 14 touchdowns. His efforts earned him All-Region honors.

Bethea has played a number of positions the last two seasons. He has split time between tailback, fullback, wide receiver, defensive back, and special teams.

IC's Mark Ellington plans to try and tackle Bethea in the next couple of days to get more information on Carolina's latest addition to the football family.

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