Wide receiver MarQuez North from Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C., has announced Tennessee is the leader for his services.
“Tennessee, they just caught me with the energy, the faculty and the law degree, really,” North told 247Sports, which ranks North the No. 11 receiver in the country.
North took an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Sept. 15, but it was a trip during the summer that helped put the Vols on top of his list.
“Really when my coach told me to take a visit up there and see what they had to offer,” North said in response to question about when Tennessee became his leader.
North still has plenty of time to go in his recruitment. He told 247Sports he plans to take official visits to Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio State. Clemson is also in the mix.
“No. 2 has to be (North) Carolina and Clemson because those are the only ones I’ve really had a chance to go to,” North said.
And don’t count out Florida. The Gators signed highly-touted offensive lineman D.J. Humphries from Mallard Creek in February and have made North a high priority for their 2013 class.