Junior RB Holds UNC Offer

With the verbal commitment of Ryan Houston, North Carolina is basically finished recruiting tailbacks for this recruiting season. During their July individual camp, however, the coaching staff found one of their top targets for the 2008 class.

"I was at the camp for two days and they offered me a scholarship," said Anthony Council. "They are supposed to send me the [official] papers on September 1st. As long as I maintain my grades and keep them up, I'll have [an offer]."

Council, a 6-foot 200-pounder from Dudley (N.C.) Southern Wayne, worked out with running back coach Andre Powell. Before he exited the camp, he was escorted to head coach John Bunting's office.

"[Bunting] said I had the potential to be a good player and he saw a lot of great things in me," said Council.

Council hasn't camped or unofficially visited any other school. With that lack of exposure, he has found it difficult to name any favorites – especially this early in the process.

"Well, I haven't really visited any others to know how they are," said Council. "So, I'm open right now."

Regardless, Council definitely sees positives in North Carolina.

"It's a great school," said Council. "I think their program would be great for me and I like the coaches."

During his sophomore season, Council accumulated 2,129 yards and 28 touchdowns on 321 carries as the fullback in Southern Wayne's flex bone offense. This season, Council will be moved to halfback.

"I'm not supposed to get the ball too much [at the new position]," said Council. "We got a new line and I'm learning new things, but it's a little bit like last year – I haven't noticed too many differences."

Friday, Southern Wayne travels to Vanceboro (N.C.) West Craven for their season opener.


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