North Carolina is again one of the nation's top states for high school football talent, and one of the best players in this years class is linebacker Chase Bullock. Bullock hails from one of the state's top programs, and plenty of schools have taken notice of his playmaking ability.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker from Durham (N.C.) Northern runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.
"I had good numbers last year, but this year I think I'm going to have an incredible season," said Bullock. "In three games I think I have about 40 tackles and six sacks, or something around that."
Who are Bullock's leaders?
"Virginia, Wake Forest, Penn State, Georgia Tech and Maryland are my five favorites," he said. "I've always followed the ACC, so that's why four schools from the conference are there. Penn State just has a great football environment and they're usually good. I have offers from all five of those schools.
"UVA is at the very top of my list. I like their coaching staff a lot, and they're going to consistently be one of the nation's top programs in the coming years. Wake Forest is definitely my second favorite, and they're making a name for themselves too. They've shocked everybody this year, beating two very good teams like Boston College and NC State."
Bullock has an official visit scheduled to Wake Forest for the weekend of Oct. 31st, and will be at UVA for the weekend of Nov. 28th. When will he make a decision?
"I probably won't be ready to make a final decision until all my visits are done and I've settled everything in my mind," he said. "I'll take as many official visits as I'm able to, and that mind end up being all of them. But I don't think I'm ready to make a decision just yet."
As a junior Bullock recorded 127 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception.