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Outside of the defensive line, the secondary is UNC's biggest current recruiting
focus for the class of 2010. The goal for this class has been to sign three defensive backs – two
cornerbacks and a safety – in addition to D.J. Bunn, who signed with UNC last
February but spent the fall prepping at Chatham (Va.) Military Academy.
Jabari Price's early-November pledge brings UNC closer to its goal.
When it comes to defensive backs, UNC's philosophy is to recruit cornerbacks, outside of a few elite safeties. Once on campus, the approach is that those who don't fit at cornerback can be easily moved to safety.
With that said, if things fall through with top safety prospect Ed Reynolds, there's a good chance UNC could just sign three cornerbacks, in addition to Bunn.
With its summer camps, UNC got off to a great start with the 2011 class.
Demetrious Nicholson (Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside) camped at UNC and has
the Tar Heels high on his list, while Brian Riggins has made several trips to Chapel Hill.
Targets With Offers
5'10" 173 lbs. 4.66 Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville High School
Bryant is tentatively scheduled to officially visit UNC the weekend of Dec. 18. The weekend prior, he has an official trip scheduled to Ohio State. He has already officially visited Michigan State. Tennessee and West Virginia are the lead candidates for his final two slots. Bryant plans to make his collegiate decision in January.
5'10" 175 lbs. 4.50 Richmond (Va.) Meadowbrook High School
UNC recently offered Coble, after tracking him all season long. He has also collected offers from Duke, Temple, and West Virginia. He has an official visit scheduled with Temple (Dec. 11) and is working on setting one up with UNC and West Virginia. He has attended a couple UNC games the past two seasons, including the Miami game in November.
6'0" 175 lbs. 4.64 Atlanta (Ga.) Washington High School
After receiving a scholarship offer from UNC in early November, Forte named the Tar Heels his leader. UNC is also heavily pursuing his teammate, Antonio Goodwin, who has committed to Auburn. Forte has scheduled an officially visit with Toledo (Dec. 5), and is discussing official trip dates with East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, and UNC. All of the aforementioned schools have offered, except Georgia Tech.
6'0" 180 lbs. 4.55 Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln CC
Menzie had narrowed his focus to UNC and Tennessee. However, after a November official visit to Mississippi, Ole Miss has made it a three-school race. He has also taken an official visit to Tennessee and is considering scheduling one with UNC. Menzie is a JuCo transfer who won't graduate until May.
5'11" 190 lbs. 4.48 Tampa (Fla.) Freedom High School
Mutcherson has narrowed his focus to three schools: Central Michigan, UNC, and Rutgers -- all three have offered. He plans to officially visit all three schools before deciding. The only trip he has scheduled is with Rutgers for this weekend. Mutcherson has camped and attended a game at UNC (vs. Miami).
Targets With Offers
6'2" 190 lbs. 4.55 Woodberry Forest (Va.) High School
Reynolds says UNC and Stanford are his top two schools, while Duke and NC State are just behind them. He has officially visited Stanford and has official trips scheduled with Duke (12/5) and UNC (12/11). NC State will likely get an official visit from Reynolds, as well as a fifth unknown school. He attended UNC's team camp and the UNC-Miami game.