Heels Offer S.C. Tailback

Brian Maddox is becoming the hottest prospect in the Palmetto State. On Thursday, North Carolina became the latest school to extend the 6-foot, 215-pound tailback an offer.

"They've been talking to Coach [Scott] Parker, my head coach, and they've been telling him they really like me," said Maddox. "I kind of figured they were going to offer me. I got the text message from Coach [Andre] Powell and he told me that they offered me and that the offer letter should be there soon."

In addition to the Tar Heels, Maddox has been offered by Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Maryland, N.C. State, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech.

Besides the texting back-and-forth, Maddox hasn't had a chance yet to fully connect with the UNC staff.

"I haven't given [Coach Powell] a call yet, but I plan on doing that," said Maddox. "I've just been so busy."

Maddox, a product of Anderson (S.C.) Hanna, is an admitted South Carolina lean, but the constant flow of new scholarship offers has forced him to move back his verbal commitment announcement date from his birthday (May 28th) to sometime in June.

The postponing should work in North Carolina's favor as they play catch-up.

"I like the Tar Heels," said Maddox. "They're in the ACC – I've always liked the ACC. I just have to get up there and evaluate and see what they have different from other schools and things of that nature."

Over the course of the last month, Maddox has evaluated Auburn, Maryland, Clemson, and South Carolina during unofficial trips to their respective campuses. In the very near future, he plans to include an assessment trip to Chapel Hill.

"I haven't had a chance to go up there to a junior day or anything," said Maddox. "But I'm going to N.C. State on the 25th and the day after that I'm going to UNC."

A two-time all-conference selection, Maddox rushed 200 times for 1,328 yards and 26 touchdowns during his junior year. He also added 740 yards and 17 touchdowns in receptions.

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