Fantroy, a 5-foot-11 170-pound athlete, originally verbally committed to the Tar Heels a year ago, and signed a National Letter of Intent this past February. Although his recruitment technically can start over, he'll be in Chapel Hill this January, according to his father.
"He's definitely going to be a Tar Heel by January," said Fantroy, Sr. "He just has to do what he has to do."
Fantroy's father said the decision to prep was strictly for academic reasons.
"It's definitely academics," said Fantroy, Sr. "Right now, he's about 20 points away on his SAT scores. His academics were ok, but I guess if they were better he wouldn't need the SAT score that he needs."
"I think the [prep] route they have for him to go up to Milford is a good opportunity as well," said Fantroy, Sr. "Getting to play at a place like [Milford] is always a positive. He'll get some good discipline that will benefit him in college."
For Milford Prep, Fantroy is already penciled in as a starter at cornerback, the position coach Tommy Thigpen is recruiting Fantroy at for the Tar Heels.
As a senior at Ballou, Fantroy played just about every skill position – quarterback, receiver, tailback, cornerback, safety, and returner. He was named to the All-Met team as a defensive back, and ended the season with five interceptions and ten total touchdowns.