|2009 Scholarship Roster|
UNC's goal is to sign three defensive backs – two cornerbacks and one safety –
with the 2010 class. But in light of recent developments, the current plan of
attack to land those three will receive a facelift.
In addition to watching two top prospects on the cornerback board commit elsewhere (A.J. Marshall to Wake Forest and Louis Young to Stanford), two of UNC's main CB targets, Garry Peters and Darius Robinson, are no longer listing the Tar Heels.
As it stands now, UNC's top cornerback targets remaining include T.J. Mutcherson and Brendon Felder.
At safety, the situation is also up in the air. Although UNC is in the thick of things with top target Ed Reynolds and has a shot with heralded recruits Sean Parker and Marvin Robinson, the Tar Heels have fallen out of the race for another top target, David Amerson.
Targets With Offers
5'11" 190 lbs. 4.45 Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville High School
A month ago, Anderson listed his top five schools in order: West Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, UNC, and Miami. He plans to take that list into the season and officially visit all five schools before deciding. UNC is in the minority by recruiting him as a cornerback -- most schools project him as a safety.
5'10" 162 lbs. 4.37 Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway High School
Felder has used the summer camping circuit as a platform to land several scholarship offers, including grants from Maryland and UNC. Recently, he listed Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, UNC, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse as the schools he's looking at the hardest. UNC likes him almost equally as a slot receiver and definitely as a returner.
5'10" 176 lbs. 4.45 Washington (D.C.) Woodson High School
Hursey is looking to make a verbal commitment sometime in August. His scholarship offer list includes UNC and Vanderbilt. In an effort to increase that list and also help with his actual decision, he has attended camps at Maryland, UNC, NC State, Temple, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. He plans to camp at Wake Forest and return to Virginia Tech's camp this month.
6'0" 190 lbs. 4.48 Tampa (Fla.) Freedom High School
Mutcherson received his lone offer from UNC after attending the Tar Heels' three-day camp. However, he feels Florida State and Rutgers are close to following suit. He doesn't have a firm list of favorites, but is strongly considering all the Florida schools, plus Michigan, UNC, and Rutgers. After his senior football season, he plans to take his five official visits and then make a verbal commitment.
Targets With Offers
5'10" 175 lbs. 4.55 Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne High School
Although it seems like a long shot for UNC, Parker is supposedly open to every interested school and strongly desires to go out-of-state. By the end of the summer, he plans to narrow his choices to the five schools he will officially visit. He has already scheduled an official visit to Notre Dame (Sept. 4) and working on setting up travel plans with Michigan.
6'2" 190 lbs. 4.55 Woodberry Forest (Va.) High School
Reynolds has visited, and says he equally likes, all five schools that have offered him -- Duke, UNC, NC State, Stanford, and Virginia. But, he doesn't have a leader. By the end of the summer, he hopes to have some order to his favorite list and maybe even narrow it down to three schools by the end of the summer. It can't be ignored that his father played at Virginia.
6'1" 186 lbs. 4.63 Eagle Lake (Fla.) Lake Region High School
Robinson verbally committed to Michigan in mid-April. Regardless, he's still considering taking official visits to Alabama, Georgia, UNC, South Florida, and Tennessee. Furthermore, he communicates regularly with coaches at USF, as well as UNC assistant coach John Blake.