Two Leaders and a Commitment Date for Gurley

The recruiting process is winding down for one of North Carolina's top players. Nearly three months from today, Todd Gurley will make his college choice.

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"I am going to commit on January 3 at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl," said Gurley. "The game is in Phoenix, Arizona and I will get to make my decision on national television."

Two schools have separated themselves at this point for the Tarboro High School standout.

"North Carolina and Georgia are my top two schools," he said.

Gurley recently took his first to official visit to Athens and came away impressed with the Bulldogs.

"I really enjoyed the entire visit, but my favorite part was eating dinner at Coach Richt's house that Sunday night," said Gurley.

Although the Tar Heels and Bulldogs are at the top of his list, Gurley stressed that he is still considering other schools.

"I am still looking at Auburn, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, and East Carolina. I will probably take an official visit to Auburn before the end of the season, and then take officials to North Carolina and N.C. State after the season," he said.

The Vikings' star knows exactly what he is looking for in his future school.

"First, I want to go to a college where I actually enjoy the school part," Gurley said. "My relationship with the coaches will also be big. The team's system also has to be one I can see myself playing in."

After losing their first game, Tarboro has ripped off five straight wins. Scout's No. 29 running back has been a major part of the team's success. Gurley currently has 872 yard rushing, ten rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown, and 35 tackles on defense.

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