Duke, UNC add four early football entries
Hillside graduate Khris Francis was one of four football players who enrolled early at North Carolina, the school announced Wednesday.
Duke also had four players begin classes on Wednesday, which was the first day of the 2013 spring semester at both schools.
Francis ran 251 times for 2,100 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Hornets and was a 2012 Herald-Sun All Area Co-Player of the Year. He is rated among the top 100 running backs by ESPN.com and Scout.com and was a member of the state’s Shrine Bowl team.
Joining Francis at UNC was Shrine Bowl teammate R.J. Prince, an offensive tackle from Albemarle, Raleigh Wakefield wide receiver Jordan Fieulleteau and quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who was named Mr. Ohio by the Associated Press.
Prince was considered to be the 51st best offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com. Fieulleteau had 111 receptions this past season, the second-most in state history, and has the most touchdown catches in the nation over the past two seasons (49).
Trubisky was ranked the 19th best quarterback in the country by Scout.com and finished among the top 10 passers in Ohio history with 9,126 yards and 92 touchdowns.
Duke’s four January enrollees are quarterback Parker Boehme of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; wide receiver/defensive back Evrett Edwards of Woodbridge, Va.; defensive back Quay Mann of Rocky Mount and linebacker Dominic McDonald of Longwood, Fla.
Boehme was coached by former Duke receiver Adam Geis in high school, while McDonald switched his commitment from Tennessee after Coach Derek Dooley was fired.
All eight early enrollees graduated from high school in December.