Tyrone Moss update

North Carolina pulled out all the stops in October for a quartet of recruits from Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely. <I>IC</I>'s Mac Heffner delivers a follow up with the most highly touted of the group – running back Tyrone Moss.

Tyrone Moss (5-10, 210) has rushed for 1,373 yards and 24 TDs this season. He also tied a state record against Gardens by recording his 33rd consecutive 100-yard game, which has helped Ely to a 10-1 record and a No. 2 state ranking.

Considered to be one of the top five running backs in the nation, he is averaging more than 7 yards per carry and 19 yards per reception.

Tyrone Moss has made three official visits (Michigan State, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina) and now is deciding on whether or not he will take his last two.

"I still have two left and after that, I will look at things and weigh my options," Moss said on Tuesday night. "I am looking to take a visit to Miami and then one of Wisconsin, Michigan, Oklahoma and maybe N.C. State."

Moss said he is getting tired of the whole recruiting process. "Just the phone calls -- to keep having the phone ringing at all times of the night. My parents don't screen calls for me; most of the time they give me the phone. They get tired of the phone ringing too."

Moss said he spoke to the North Carolina coaching staff Wednesday.

Despite conflicting reports, it sounds as though even Moss is not sure when he will pick a school.

"I don't know I might get it out of the way, or I might wait. I'd say North Carolina was my favorite visit. The place was nice and we really enjoyed ourselves." His favorite part of the trip to Chapel Hill?

"That would have to be on Sunday when we all went on the field [at Kenan Stadium]. They called our names out and said, ‘starting at running back, number three Tyrone Moss.' I really enjoyed that."

After transferring from Coconut Creek to Ely after his freshman year, Moss had a breakout sophomore season, rushing for a county record 2,011 yards in 10 games. He rushed for more than 2,100 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior.

Moss was named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 4A-5A-6A Offensive Player of the Year the past two seasons.

Moss told IC.com shortly after his October visit to Chapel Hill that he was in no rush to choose a school, but added that the Tar Heels made up significant ground on Miami and Virginia Tech.

"I mean, it's looking like those three at this point," Moss said.

The talented running back also had said he would likely wait until close to signing day to choose a school.

Moss also had said he and his family would discuss his future and a time frame had not been set in stone.

"It could come down to deciding late," he said. "My family is still with me as far as me going where I feel comfortable."

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