The expanded Atlantic Coast Conference figures to attract a lot of the high school talent in the Atlantic East region. One of North Carolina's top signal callers is leaning towards playing in the new-look league.
Quarterback Cameron Sexton, a fantastic athlete from Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County has offers from schools like Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Syracuse and Wake Forest among others. Who are his favorites?
"I'm trying not to lean in any direction too much while it's still this early, and I'll know more after the summer is over. But right now I really like NC State, Florida State and Clemson. West Virginia and Virginia Tech are up there with them, so you can call that my top five.
"I'm really impressed with the offense that each school runs. NC State, Florida State and Clemson are really looking for the drop-back quarterback that can read a defense and make good decisions from the pocket. I think Virginia Tech wants that too. West Virginia's offense is a little different, in that they want their quarterback to run more. But I've got good speed and would excel in an offense like that too, so that's not a problem at all."
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound quarterback runs the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds and could get a look at another positions in college, such as safety. He's got a couple of visits coming up in the month of July.
"On July 10th I'm leaving for a camp at Florida State," he said. "Then a week later on the 17th I'll be going to visit UNC. They've got a really nice campus and good academics. Hopefully I'll be able to get some pointers and improve my game going into my senior season."