North Carolina Quick Hitters

It is a busy time on the college football recruiting trial. North Carolina has many talented players, who are attracting interest from across the country. Here is the latest on some of Tar Heel State's best.

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West Forsyth defensive end Alex McCalister (6'7/223) will make his college decision on January 17. The three-star prospect is down to North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Florida. He will begin taking official visits this weekend. His first trip will be to Georgia Tech today, North Carolina (December 16-18), and Florida (January 13-15). Sources close to McCalister say Florida has really ramped up their efforts lately to gain a commitment from Scout's No. 47 ranked defensive end.

Mallard Creek 2013 wide receiver Marquez North (6'3/207) is one of the hottest prospects in the state. The junior picked up early offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, and Vanderbilt. Over the past few weeks, North has garnered offers from Ohio State, Florida, South Carolina, Clemson, Minnesota, Virginia, Purdue, Duke, and East Carolina.

In the past week, 2012 Garner defensive tackle Greg Milhouse (6'2/260) has picked up offers from Navy and Air Force. The Trojans' star also has offers from Richmond, Elon, Western Carolina, Gardner Webb, and Towson.

A.L. Brown junior wide receiver Keeon Johnson (6'3/205) picked up his fifth offer this week from Wake Forest. He also has offers from North Carolina, N.C State, East Carolina, and Duke. Johnson is also attracting interest from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Maryland, and Washington. This week alone, coaches from Maryland, East Carolina, Duke, and North Carolina have stopped by to see Johnson at school.

Anthony Covington (6'/190) is one of the top defensive backs in North Carolina's 2013 class and recently picked up his third offer from Mississippi State. The Mallard Creek cornerback also has offers from North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

2013 Northern Guilford running back T.J. Logan (5'11/180) picked up his first offer from North Carolina State. The junior ran for over 200 yards and four touchdowns against Crest in the 3AA state championship game. He is also hearing from South Carolina, Clemson, and California. South Carolina has started to recruit him hard over the past few weeks and figures to be the next to offer Logan. He finished his junior season with nearly 2,300 yards rushing, 300 yards receiving, and 38 total touchdowns.

Havelock's junior defensive lineman Malcolm Ashley (6'4/255) finished the season strong. He picked up an early offer from East Carolina and now it appears other schools could be close to offering. North Carolina and North Carolina State are starting to show increased interest in Ashley.

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