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Recruiting rises for Charlotte safety

Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park safety Katyree Simpson continues to sit on an offer from East Carolina. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is garnering interest from a number of other schools and could be on the verge of more scholarships very soon.
"Recruiting has really picked up," he said. "North Carolina has come through along with Illinois and Appalachian State. I've also been getting letters from Auburn.
"Illinois talked about even offering me. Most of the schools are waiting for my ACT scores. I'm hoping offers come my way after that."
Earlier this spring Simpson visited NC State and South Carolina. Did either trip impress?
"I liked NC State a lot," he said. "They've got brand new facilities and everything going for them. It's a good education especially in my field. I want to be an architect."
Even though NC State has impressed, Simpson maintains he's keeping his options open.
This summer the Carolina defensive back plans to hit a few schools for camps.
"I'm going to visit NC State for camp and North Carolina. I'm going to ride down with Brian Johnson to South Carolina. I think I'll also fly out to Illinois. I've got family in the Chicago area."
Simpson recently participated in the Nike Camp at Chapel Hill and the Shrine Bowl combine.
"I could have done better at the Nike Camp. I got hurt the day before it and got beat since we played man-to-man," he said. "I learned a whole lot from the experience and going against some of those really good receivers.
"As for the Shrine Bowl, I did alright there. I ran a 4.49 40-time and had a 32.8 vertical."
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