Three potential recruits, among many, will be Chapel Hill when North Carolina and N.C. State square off at noon today. Chad Green, a 6-5, 220 pound linebacker (Northern Nash High School, Rocky Mount, N.C.) who has verbally committed to N.C. State, Marcus Hands, a 6-5, 250 pound defensive lineman (Laney High School, Wilmington, NC) who has verbally committed to North Carolina, and possibly Eric Young, a 6-4, 270 pound offensive lineman (Union Comprehensive High School, Union, NC) are among those who will be in attendance today.
Green, who is verbally committed to NC State, indicates he will be watching how North Carolina plays defense, particularly, "How they use their defensive ends and outside linebackers." Green's father and brother will also attend the game.
Marcus Hands has already attended one North Carolina home game, against Georgia Tech. He says of the Tech game, "Man, we should have won. I was disappointed in the outcome." Though he has verbally committed to North Carolina, Hands says that he is still getting contact from NC State, Wake Forest, and Oklahoma. He told IC that, "Wake Forest is calling me every week now."
Eric Young, one of the top offensive line prospects in the nation, said, "I might be up this weekend for the NCSU game but I'll have to see how things go this week. If not then I should be able to make their next home game."
Young has a former team mate, Mickey Rice, on the North Carolina team. "He called from Arizona," said Young, "He was getting ready to go visit a museum or something. His classes are going really well and he feels at home up there. I think he is pretty happy being there."