Fantroy's Path Unchanged

North Carolina's head coaching situation won't affect the route of LeCount Fantroy, as the 2006 signee plans to continue down the same path and enroll in January.

"I made him aware of the fact that he did have the option to do other things, like starting all over again and re-sign," said Fantroy's father, LeCount, Sr. "He clearly stated, regardless, he wants to go to North Carolina – he wants to play for North Carolina. So, at this point it doesn't matter [who is coaching], he still feels like it's the best choice for him."

Fantroy, a 5-foot-11 175-pound cornerback, signed with the Tar Heels' last February, but a low SAT score forced him to head to New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy.

"Everything's going well for him," said the elder Fantroy. "Of course he's a little bored up there, but he's handling it."

The important thing is that Fantroy has received a qualifying SAT score.

"He took his SATs and he's ready to come down now," his father said. "His grades were ok in the first place, he just needed more points on his test scores.

"[Tommy Thigpen] called me two days ago saying that he received a call from Milford and they have his test scores and he has enough points to come down now, but he's going to finish the season with [Milford Academy]."

Fantroy could leave Milford Academy as early as Thanksgiving, but won't enroll at UNC until January.

Distance and a hectic schedule have kept Fantroy from attending any North Carolina games this fall. However, he's likely to take another official visit before the end of the year.

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