Wednesday, February 6, 2008

No. 3 prospect in S.C. picks UNC

Fort Dorchester, S.C., defensive end Robert Quinn gave North Carolina a big signing day catch when he announced Wednesday morning that he will sign with the Tar Heels, a Fort Dorchester athletics official confirmed.

Quinn (6-4, 255) overcame surgery for a brain tumor to remain a top recruit, ranked as the Observer’s No. 3 prospect in South Carolina.

ALLEN BOOSTS CLEMSON. Clemson’s class received a huge boost with the signing of Fayetteville Sanford High tight end Dwayne Allen, who previously committed to Georgia.

In January, the Tigers had lost a top commitment to Georgia when highly rated offensive offensive tackle A.J. Harmon of Jefferson County (Ga.) High changed his mind and chose the Bulldogs.

Clemson’s official athletics web site reported that Allen’s letter of intent was received at 10:51 a.m.

ADAMS STICKS WITH TIGERS: Another top North Carolina athlete, Butler High safety Spencer Adams, also has signed with the Tigers. He committed in January but was rumored to be still considering North Carolina.

In’s North Carolina rankings, Allen is No. 6 overall and Adams is No. 7.

- Ken Tysiac