Running back Roderick Chisholm made the move this season to Independence High School from West Charlotte. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder is adjusting to his new environment as he prepares for the upcoming season.
"I'm enjoying the new move and getting ready for the season," he said. "I changed schools because I just moved out of the area, but it's been great. Everybody has treated me like family and I'm already apart of the team."
Chisholm has seen a big improvement as he heads into the season opener Friday against Olympic.
"My strength has increased, I'm more powerful," he stated. "My speed is better, I'm a lot faster. I just want to work on my cutting and quickness some more."
Although rumors have popped up about offers, Chisholm claims there are no scholarships at this time.
"No one has offered," he said. "Illinois is very interested and they are one of many schools who say they'll offer if I'm ready to commit. A bunch of colleges are like that including some in the ACC along with South Carolina. Otherwise, I think everybody is waiting to see what I do my senior year at the new school."
The Charlotte prospect claims there are no true favorites.
"I don't really have any yet," he said. "Growing up I loved the Tar Heels, but I don't think that would affect my decision. I just want to wait it out and see what happens.
"In making my decision, I'm going to pay close attention to the graduation rates, academic support, playing time I might get, the campus and how I'm a part of their family."
In addition, Chisholm confirmed he would like to take officials later this season possibly in November.