Monday, January 31, 2011

Catching Up With NC's Top Recruits

The recruiting process is a rite of passage for many of today’s high school sports stars. Schools from across a state, region, or even the entire country constantly try to woo the stars of tomorrow. Carolina Gridiron wanted to catch up with some of North Carolina’s top recruits, so we sent a survey out to 12 of the top players in the state. We’ll post their responses as we receive them.

Today’s recruit is Shawn Underwood of Fuquay-Varina High School. Shawn was a standout defensive lineman for the Bengals and is projected to be a solid college player in the future. At 6’2” and 315 lbs. he definitely will be able to play on the defensive line at the FBS level. A three star prospect, Shawn was recruited heavily by NC State, Penn State, and North Carolina. All three have been known to send defensive lineman to the NFL and all would be a good fit for Shawn. Shawn described the recruiting process as long and hard, but ultimately decided that there was one coaching staff he would really like to play for. But to Shawn, location and education are equally as important. Keeping this in mind, Shawn committed to North Carolina on July 13th of last year. Shawn made his official visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend.

Thanks for filling out the Carolina Gridiron Top Recruits Survey, Shawn, and best of luck next year as you suit up for the Tarheels.