All-American defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd has arranged an official visit to North Carolina; he’ll go to Chapel Hill on the weekend of Dec. 11. Which means that you can expect to see him engulfing a seat on the front row in the Dean Dome for the Tar Heels’ basketball game with Presbyterian on Saturday night, Dec. 12.
Floyd, of Philadelphia’s George Washington High, would be a huge (literally, he’s 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds) catch for UNC; he’s a national top 50 prospect on everyone’s list. So far, he has taken official visits to Florida, OhioState and Southern Cal, and he’s been to PennState unofficially.
South Carolina is also in the running for Floyd, who has not said he has a leader at this point. And the Gamecocks remain the favorite to get his fifth and final official trip. He hopes to announce his choice at the Army All-American Game in January.
Ken Tysiac has covered the ACC in the Raleigh Bureau of The Charlotte Observer since 2003. He spent eight years in South Carolina covering Clemson, first with the Anderson Independent-Mail and later with The (Columbia) State. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1991.