Heels Tracking Ferguson

BURLINGTON, N.C. --- Dwight Jones might not be the only Burlington (N.C.) Cummings wide receiver with a future at North Carolina. The Tar Heels' coaching staff is very interested in Antonio Ferguson, Jones' 6-foot-4, 205-pound teammate.

"When I talked to Marvin Sanders when I took Dwight [Jones] down to Chapel Hill, he said that he was interested in Antonio," said Burlington (N.C.) Cummings offensive coordinator Jay Purdue. "He said they would do what they have to do to help place him at prep school at either Hargrave [Military Academy] or Fork Union [Military Academy]."

In addition to North Carolina, Ohio University has expressed interest in having Ferguson prep at Cincinnati (Ohio) Harmony Community School. According to Purdue, other schools are interested, but haven't discussed prepping, the route Ferguson will have to take before making the jump to the college ranks.

Ferguson is optimistic about the situation.

"It would give me a chance to get a little taste of the college game," said Ferguson. "And it would give me chance to get my grades where they need to be."

Currently, Ferguson's ultimate goal is to play for the University of Florida.

"I'm really trying to get away from home and I like Florida," said Ferguson. "I've been watching the Gators since I was little."

Although it's an uphill battle, Ferguson hasn't completely canceled out the Tar Heels.

"I've talked to North Carolina, but they're my second choice," said Ferguson. "I'm trying to get to Florida, though. If anything were to come up with Florida that would be the first thing that I look into."

Ferguson said he is intrigued by the idea of reuniting with Jones in college.

"It's a real good school and my teammate Dwight is going there," said Ferguson. "It would be interesting to have us back on the field together."

During his junior season, Ferguson recorded approximately 800 receiving yards and named to the all-conference second team.

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