Paschal Close To Making A Decision

With only one summer camp left on his summer slate and with his self-designated decision deadline quickly approaching, Charlotte Latin FB/LB Mark Paschal has finally decided to develop a favorites list.

"Well I like UNC, UGA, Wake [Forest], Clemson, UCLA, Duke, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech," stated Paschal who currently claims 11 offers. "I like each school's combination between athletics, academics, players and coaches. UGA hasn't offered me but I like that school a lot and their football program."

Georgia, which has already landed two Charlotte natives in teammates QB Joe Cox and WR Mohammed Massaquoi of Independence, will be Paschal's final camp visit on July 9th. If the All-Stater can leave Athens with his twelfth tender, he could be ready to end his recruitment.

"I'm definitely hoping to make a good impression," Paschal said. "After that camp depending on what happens I will make a decision."

On the topic of camps, Paschal recently returned from Virginia's one-day camp. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder had hoped to earn an offer from the Cavaliers, but due to their overflowing commitment list, Coach Al Groh and company didn't have a scholarship to extend.

"There were only 55 kids there though because of how many commitments they have already," remarked Paschal in regards to the UVA camp. "They said that they would love to have me on their team but they have to go after a wide receiver and defensive back. The campus is really nice, the coaching staff is great, [and] it's very easy to see why they have so many commitments."

Whoever lands Paschal – which should be revealed before the start of his senior season – will add a hardnosed pure football player to their 2005 recruiting class. During his junior year, he earned All-State honors while also leading his Charlotte Latin Hawks to an 11-2 record and a NCISAA State Championship. On the ground he muscled his way to 1,397 yards and 26 touchdowns on only 147 attempts (9.5 yards per carry). Additionally, Paschal pulled in six receptions for 97 yards and another score.

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