Davis, five early-enrollees to speak at UNC NSD presser
Posted February 1, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina football will hold its annual Signing Day Press Conference Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 3:30 pm. Butch Davis will address the media at 3:30 pm and UNC's five January enrollees will follow at 4 pm.
The Heels have several verbal commits for the 2011 class: offensive tackle Kiaro Holts, middle linebacker Travis Hughes, outside linebacker Norkeithus Otis, tight end Eric Ebron, tight end Jack Tabb, offensive guard Jarrod James, defensive tackle Shawn Underwood, cornerback Tim Scott, outside linebacker Christian Russell, defensive tackle Devonte Brown, running back Romar Morris, safety Brandon Ellerbe, safety Darien Rankin, running back Travis Riley, wide receiver Kameron Jackson, defensive end Tyler Alberts, kicker Miller Snyder, and running back Stephen Houston.
January enrollees include, quarterback Marquise Williams, wide receiver T.J. Thorpe, offensive lineman Landon Turner, running back Travis Riley, and defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
Williams, a dual-threat quarterback out of Charlotte, was one of the most sought after signal-callers in the nation. Listed as the number 10 dual-threat QB in the country according to Rivals.com and the number 12 overall quarterback by Scout.com, Williams threw for 3,034 yards and 45 touchdowns his senior season.
Thorpe, Turner, and Riley all graduated early from high school in order to start their careers in Chapel Hill a semester early, while Sylvester Williams comes to North Carolina by way of Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.
Rivals.com lists Thorpe as the 14th best athlete in the nation, Turner the 13th best offensive tackle, and Riley the 37th best running back.
Williams, who only played one season of high school football before walking on to the team at Coffeyville, earned honorable-mention All-America honors this season and received a high three-star rating from the site. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.