RECRUITING: North Carolina athlete will visit OU

North Carolina athlete JeJuan Rankins has the Sooners near the top of his list


JH: How did you season go this year?

JR: We finished the season 10-2 and lost in the second round of the playoffs. I threw for 1,218 and 18 touchdowns and ran for 522 yards and nine touchdowns. I returned two kickoffs (89,94) and two punts (99, 45) for touchdowns.

JH: What position are most schools recruiting you for?

JR: Most schools are recruiting me to play wide receiver, but a couple are recruiting me at cornerback, because they believe I can be an impact player over there. A couple of schools are talking to me about playing both ways.

JH: How is recruiting going?

JR: I went to North Carolina State this past weekend. I am supposed to go to Michigan this weekend, but I am going to have rescheduled that game because I am playing in a Shrine Bowl game. I am going to Georgia (1-11), then Oklahoma (1-18) and then Maryland (1-25).

N.C. ST. and Maryland are recruiting me as a wide receiver, Michigan is talking to me about playing both ways, while Georgia and Oklahoma says I can play on either side of the ball. Both Georgia and Oklahoma want to start me off at receiver, but tell me they want to look at me at cornerback as well.

JH: How was your visit to North Carolina State?

JR: It was pretty good. Nothing really stood out, but it was a solid visit for me.

JH: Do you have a favorite right now?

JR: No, I really don't have a favorite right now. Right now Oklahoma looks pretty good. They are pretty close to the top. Georgia and Michigan are close with them.

JH: Are you looking forward to moving back to your more natural position?

JR: I am very excited about leaving the quarterback position and getting back to being a receiver again. I am going to play wide receiver in the Shrine game and I will be returning kickoffs.

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