Class of 2003 - Update on Mike Mason

IC's Mark Ellington updates us on a very busy Mike Mason. Mike committed to UNC prior to the Nike Camp and is considered by several recruiting sites as one of the South's top receivers.

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Mike Mason is a wide reciever out of Rocky Mount (NC) Rocky Mount High School. He is considered by several recruiting sites as one of the South's top receivers. Mason is excellent with the ball after the catch, and has great speed and hands. Last season, caught 56 passes for 975 yards and 8 scores. He also returned 2 punts for touchdowns.

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Inside Carolina: Thanks for talking with us Mike. I assume you are still committed to UNC?
Mike Mason: Yes.

IC: Are other schools still recruiting you?
Mason: Just Virginia. As a matter of fact they were here today.

IC: Any chance you would visit Virginia?
Mason: No.

IC: How did the Williamston combine go?
Mason: Pretty well. I ran a 4.32 forty.

IC: How did you do in the 100m during your HS track season?
Mason: Good. I am in the state finals. My best 100m was 10.6.

IC: I noticed that Tom Lemming had you in his top 100 players. Congratulations.
Mason: Thanks. Jamie Newberg said that I would be on his top 100 list but we'll see.

IC: Are you getting a lot of calls from recruiting services?
Mason: I did at first but since I am firm with my commitment they have stopped calling.

IC: Are you still planning to come to the UNC camp?
Mason: Yes, I'll be there.

********* Interview from April 10, 2002 *********

Inside Carolina: Thanks for talking with us Mike. How did you like the NIKE camp?
Mike Mason: I had a great time.

IC: Anything surprise you about the NIKE camp?
Mason: Some of the drills were a little different than what I expected.

IC: You told us Saturday that you liked Brad Roach as a QB. Anybody else?
Mason: Pierre Parker is a QB too. Some of the other guys I didn't know.

IC: What about Chris Hawkins?
Mason: He's really got a gun.

IC: This wasn't your first trip to the UNC campus was it?
Mason: No, I'm down there about every week.

IC: How do the UNC campus, facilities, and stadium compare to other schools that you have been to?

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