Thomasville, Abrams-Ward Cruise

THOMASVILLE, N.C. --- Thomasville called off the 'dogs early in this one.

The Bulldogs rolled up a 56-0 lead over Chatham Central in the third quarter and pulled their starters, including quarterback E.J. Abrams-Ward.

Thomasville proceeded to add another touchdown, making the final score 63-0. Abrams-Ward threw two TD passes (2-of-5 for 66 yards overall) and ran for another (totaling 66 yards on the ground).

Thomasville has won state championships for three straight years and the Bulldogs appear poised to make yet another run as they extended their record to 5-0.

On the recruiting front, Abrams-Ward has narrowed down his list of schools.

"I have a final seven schools but I am not ready yet to reveal who they are," he said. "I will say that North Carolina is one of my final seven and they will get an official visit."

Abrams-Ward is a high priority for the Tar Heel staff, as evidenced by the attention he's receiving from various coaches. When asked who his primary recruiter was from UNC, he responded: "All of them."

"They all call me," he said. "Coach Davis called me just a couple of days ago. He told me that I was one of the top guys on their list."

A versatile athlete, Abrams-Ward is starting to favor a particular position for the next level.

"I want to play wide receiver in college," he said. "I have always followed guys in college that were playmakers like Vince Young and Warrick Dunn and I think I could fill that role as a wide receiver."

Abrams-Ward has been closely monitoring UNC this season to see how he could fit into the Tar Heel offense.

"They have a good group of receivers at North Carolina and a good young quarterback," he said. "I really like the routes that the offense has the receivers run."

The Thomasville star is making plans to visit North Carolina unofficially for a football game this fall.

"I would like to visit Chapel Hill sometime in October or November to watch a game and get a feel for the atmosphere," he said.

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