Carson to Attend UNC Spring Game

Shon Carson will make his first visit to North Carolina in April when he attends the Tar Heels' Spring Game.

"[The UNC coaches] told my coach about [the spring game]," Carson said. "I want to see what type of offense they run and how they use their running backs."

Not only will the visit be his first trip to UNC, it will also be Carson's first college visit. Additionally, it's the only trip the 5-foot-9, 195-pound tailback from Lake City (S.C.) has scheduled.

Carson's baseball season is the main culprit for the lack of visits.

Carson has been offered a scholarship by nine schools, including Alabama, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, UNC, South Carolina, and Tennessee. All nine have also offered him the opportunity to walk onto the baseball team.

"It's very important for me to play both [football and baseball in college]," Carson said.

Carson is friends with UNC's lone verbal commitment, Everett Golson.

"He told me that [UNC] really likes me," Carson said.

After playing against Golson the past three seasons and this coming season, Carson says he likes the idea of playing alongside him in college.

"He gets the ball to all of his receivers," Carson said. "He has a good arm."

Carson says he isn't favoring any schools and doesn't expect to have any favorites until the football season. He isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment.

After rushing for nearly 1,300 yards as a freshman, Carson rushed for 1,636 yards and 19 touchdowns on 186 carries during his sophomore season. He dwarfed both those seasons by accumulating 2,146 yards and 33 touchdowns on 325 rushes.

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