Junior QB has UNC in Top Three

As anyone that follows recruiting knows, North Carolina made a living landing recruits from the coast of NC during last season's top 25 recruiting class. Apparently the coaching staff will continue the trend this year with Wilmington Hoggard quarterback Brandon Miley firmly planted on the radar.

Miley has yet to land his first scholarship offer, but is receiving plenty of interest.

"No offers yet, just a bunch of letters and I've been going to a bunch of junior days," said Miley. "I've been to Virginia's junior day; I got invited to Miami's, East Carolina's, North Carolina's, and Duke's junior day."

Additionally, Miley plans to flaunt his skills on the college camp circuit with possible destinations including North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, and Virginia.

A few weeks back Miley received a huge confidence booster when new UNC offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach made a special trip to his high school.

"Their new coach, [Frank] Cignetti, I met him a while back [when] he came to my school," said Miley. "He's a really nice guy. He told me good things are going to be happening with the football program."

The lack of offers hasn't prevented Miley from establishing an early list of favorites.

"I guess I'm really interested in Virginia and [NC] State and [North] Carolina right now," said Miley. "Those are the main schools that have really been talking to me and sending me stuff. I really like all three's facilities and the coaches are all nice."

Playing in a pro-style offense at Hoggard should not only make the transition to the college game much smoother, but also make Miley's polished drop back technique attractive to recruiters.

"I'm a pro-style quarterback," said Miley. "You know drop back, giving it to my receiver or giving it to my running back more then me wanting to run the ball. I'm more based on standing in the pocket then scrambling. I want to get it to the other players and let them do their jobs."

Last season with Miley at the helm, Hoggard posted a 9-2 record. On the year, Miley completed 81-of-136 passes (60%) for 1,310 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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