Farmer high on North Carolina

No. 88 Ethan Farmer has UNC No. 1 on his list
No. 88 Ethan Farmer has UNC No. 1 on his list

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Bob Bonner|email

Ethan Farmer is in a position that most high school studen-athletes would like to be in.  He has his pick of countless college programs to play for next season.

North Carolina could be that program.

"I don't know that there's a number one team on his list but he has shown a lot of interest towards Carolina."  South Columbus head coach Jake Fonville added, "When he came in as a freshman we knew he was going to be a big recruit because of his size, his speed and his strength and that's pretty much what's got him recruited."

Farmer was in Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels meeting with East Carolina and has a visit planned to Clemson on October 31st.  He would also like to make stops at Wake Forest and N.C State, the Wolfpack have already offered him a scholarship.

"He's actually been offered by Alabama, Penn State, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina State, Duke, Tennessee, Liberty.  I mean he's been offered by a bunch."

Despite the offers Farmer is in no hurry to make a decision.

"I've been kind of encouraging him to, you know, go ahead and make a decision just for a security standpoint you know, you don't want to get hurt and not have something to fall...if you go ahead and committ and make that committment they'll honor that committment."

National Signing Day is scheduled on February 3, 2010.

Earlier this week North Carolina made an offer to Brian Riggins, a South Columbus junior. His cousin Greg Elleby is currently on the Tar Heels offensive line.