Highland Springs Pipeline is Open

C.J. Fleming is months away from making his collegiate decision, but boasting two Highland Springs (Va.) alums on their roster is certainly working in North Carolina's favor. Fleming spoke to IC on Tuesday.

"Yeah (having Wyatt Hicks and Jarrell Miller) does help," said Fleming. "I could go down there and play with teammates that I've played with before. I played with Wyatt Hicks my sophomore year and Jarrell the last two years. It will help a lot, but I have Macho [Victor Harris] down at Virginia Tech so you never know."

Miller, who is still attending classes with Fleming for a few more weeks, has been in Fleming's ear the most.

"[Miller] tells me how North Carolina is a good school and it might be the best choice for me," said Fleming. "He said I need to decide on what I'm going to do and what's my best choice, but he said North Carolina is a good choice."

With nine scholarship offers on the table and only two unofficial visits under his belt, Fleming is veering away from naming favorites, but revealed that UNC is in good shape.

"I like North Carolina, but at the same time I like all the other schools, too," said Fleming. "They're going to be one of my top schools, but right now I don't know if anyone is a number one or number two."

In addition to the Tar Heels, Fleming holds scholarship offers from Georgia, Louisville, Maryland, NC State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

By the end of the summer, Fleming hopes to have his list of schools narrowed down to five or six. To get to that point, Fleming will spend much of his summer taking unofficial visits with Chapel Hill a possible destination.

The North Carolina coaching staff is definitely lobbying Fleming to receive a summer visit.

"I talked to Coach [Andre'] Powell maybe Friday," said Fleming. "He wants me to try to get down there for an unofficial visit so that I can get used to the players down there and really seeing how it is."

During his junior season at Highland Springs (Va.) High School, Fleming collected seven interceptions, over 60 tackles, and "a lot" of pass breakups. He earned all-district, all-region, all-metro, and honorable mention all-state honors.

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