Fantroy Focused on One Position

On his way from Washington (D.C.) Ballou High School to North Carolina, a hiccup in his academics has forced LeCount Fantroy to make a pit stop at New Berlin (N.C.) Milford Academy this season.

Fantroy, a 5-foot-11 175-pounder, goes from a do-it-all athlete that was on the field at all times for Ballou to a cornerback battling for reps on Milford.

"We're going to play him on the defensive side of the ball," said Milford head coach William Chaplick. "He'll play corner for us. I don't know how many plays he's going to play per game, I don't run my program like that. The best guy during the week plays on Sunday."

Fantroy will be in a rotation with ten other cornerbacks.

"The best players play," said Chaplick. "It doesn't matter who you are [or] where you're going. If you have a good week [you play]. If you're in the game and you're playing well, you're staying in there. On defense we get a pretty good rotation, so I expect him to see a lot time."

During his high school career, Fantroy played a full time role on offense and as a returner. While at Milford, his focus is strictly cornerback and won't see time elsewhere.

Milford opened up the 2006 season with a 33-7 victory over Troy (N.Y.) Hudson Valley Community College. While he didn't standout, Fantroy had a sound performance.

"We just had our first game and he played pretty well," said Chaplick. "He didn't have any picks, but he covered well while he was in there."

Although his academic situation can't be discussed for privacy reasons, Fantroy began classes Monday. Depending on how he does academically, Fantroy could graduate as early as December and join the Tar Heels' roster in January.

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