North headed south

Sign up or sign in to get this Tennessee football recruiting update from Be sure to come to IT for all the latest in Volunteer athletics. has confirmed that four-star wide receiver Marquez North has committed to Tennessee.

In a story from, North confirmed that he had eliminated finalist North Carolina from his list of potential suitors leaving only Tennessee and he confirmed his commitment just minutes later on Twitter.

"I will be going to Tennesse in the fall," North said.

North is considered to be the No. 12 wide receiver in the 2013 class according to FOX Sports NEXT and will go a long way in replacing Tennessee's four leading receivers Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson, Zach Rogers and Mychal Rivera who were lost to graduation and early departures to the NFL.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Charlotte, N.C., native was recruited by running backs coach Jay Graham and finished his senior season with 20 catches for 322 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior and added 642 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground on 45 carries. He was named to the Associated Press all-state team and was offensive player of the year in the I-Meck 4A Conference.

The Mallard Creek (N.C) High School and U.S. Army All-American prospect chose Tennessee over offers from the likes of Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Ohio State and Oregon among others.

North makes commitment No. 19 in the 2013 class when you include Joe Sanders (academic risk) and Devaun Swafford (possible grey shirt candidate).

You can see highlights from North's senior season below:

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