Heels Offer Anson Duo

After the departure of Hal Hunter caused a slight delay, last week North Carolina came through with scholarship offers for Wadesboro (N.C.) Anson County blue chip prospects Trinton Sturdivant and Barquell Rivers.

However, the loss of time will necessitate that the Tar Heels' coaching staff to make up some ground with both recruits.

"I did like Carolina," said Sturdivant. "I was kind of surprised how they recruited me later, because I'm in-state with them. But, they're still in the running."

Sturdivant doesn't officially claim any favorites, but Rivers does and doesn't currently list the Tar Heels.

"I have a couple [of schools] in mind -- Penn State, N.C. State, Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Notre Dame," said Rivers.

One major problem is the lack of knowledge of the program. Additionally, neither Sturdivant nor Rivers have unofficially visited the campus yet.

"I haven't been there," said Sturdivant. "I haven't got that much information [on UNC], because I think their recruiter in our area just went into the NFL. So they weren't able to get their information to me."

A Scout.com four-star recruit and a member of Scout.com's first Hot 100, Sturdivant currently holds 13 offers including Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, N.C. State, UNC, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Presently, Rivers owns offers from N.C. State, UNC, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Sturdivant, a 6-foot-6 280-pounder, anchors Anson County's offensive line at tackle, while Rivers, a 6-foot-1 220-pound linebacker, leads the Bearcats' defense.

Teammate Michael Bowman, a 5-foot-11 165-pound cornerback who also holds division I-A offers, is receiving interest from UNC, but has yet to be extended an offer.

* Trinton Sturdivant Profile
* Barquell Rivers Profile

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