Thursday, December 18, 2008

Florida DB commits to Tar Heels

North Carolina has received the commitment of a top Florida defensive back, choosing the school over finalists Georgia and Michigan, among others.

Angelo Hadley, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety at Armwood High in Seffner, Fla., announced his selection of the Tar Heels today, continuing a strong recruiting effort from coach Butch Davis' staff.

"He really liked the school and campus, and had a great relationship with his position coach," said Armwood coach Sean Callahan. "He runs a 4.4 40, but he’s football-fast, better on the field than when being timed.

"He's one of my favorite players; he's a tremendous hitter, but he would never put a big hit on our guys in practice. He would save it for Fridays. And he’s good enough that he will be playing on Sundays.”

Hadley had ten interceptions as a senior, giving him a school-record 19 for his career. He returned three of those ten for touchdowns, and also had 79 tackles. He’s expected to play free safety in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina is also recruiting two of Hadley’s teammates -- defensive end Ryne Giddins, a top-flight national prospect who is also considering UNC along with a number of other schools, and quarterback Mywan Jackson, who would play cornerback for the Tar Heels.

-- Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

How many commitment do they have? I thought 24 was the limit.

Anonymous said...

Another State fan wishing he had our group of recruits.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember Anon 3:37 saying he was a State fan. And from what I know of Carolina football, State probably wants nothing from Carolina's program. One semi-good year doesn't make you a football powerhouse, it means you are having a semi-good year and hopefully you can keep it up. Get off your high horse and try to keep up with reality.

Anonymous said...

They just had an article in the papers discussing "over" recruiting.....its bad for the kids...good for the schools. it helps pad the schools...for those that become academically inelegible...transfer...drop out...go pro early...its hard to tell right they over recruit...mean while...the kid..think'n he's going to this big school...sits and waits...and when school starts....if they don't have the schalorship...then he's S.O.L...and has to go to some small black college instead...LOL

Straight using these kids to make millions now a days....doesn't compare to what the athletes are getting in return.....