Broughton football quarterback Daniel Evans is getting some national recruiting attention and probably will make his college decision this month.
Among Division I-A teams, Wake Forest, Louisiana Tech and Tulsa have shown the most interest.
Several Division I-AA schools, including Wofford, Western Carolina and San Diego University, where new coach Jim Harbaugh is expected to use a pass-oriented offense, also are interested.
"Daniel is going to have some options, but we don't know what those options are going to be yet," said Johnny Evans, Daniel's father, a former All-America player at N.C. State and the radio color commentator for Wolfpack football games.
The Evans family's close ties to State have made some recruiters leery of pursuing Daniel.
"A couple of schools told us that they were worried that they would recruit Daniel hard and then have State offer at the last minute and get him," Johnny Evans said.
"But basically, State has told us to be patient and wait and see what works out."
Evans completed 272 of 473 passes for 3,796 yards and 37 touchdowns last year for an 11-2 Broughton team.
THOMPSON GETS RECORD: Jason Thompson became Chatham Central's career scoring leader in basketball last week during a 60-42 loss to Thomasville.
Thompson now has 1,753 points in his career, passing Chance Walters, a 1998 graduate.
But Thompson, an Old Dominion recruit, said the key to success for this year's team is involving other players in the offense.
"I can get my points, but for us to be successful, we have to play together as a team," Thompson said. "I think we are doing that."
Thompson, who is averaging 27.2 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Bears, has played well enough that he would generate some additional recruiting attention if he had not signed during the early period.
"I like my decision," Thompson said. "I was getting a lot of interest from some big-time programs, but I didn't sense that any of them were about to offer me a scholarship."
MITCHELL IS NO. 1: Tasmin Mitchell, a 6-foot-7 basketball forward at Denham Springs, La., is the top-ranked junior player in the country. Although he has ties to LSU, he has strong interest in other schools, according to Denham coach Paul Smith.
"His godfather is an assistant coach at LSU, but that doesn't mean that Tasmin's going there," Smith said. "I know he has a lot of interest in Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky. I don't think he is close to deciding."
Mitchell averages 21 points and 10 rebounds for the 17-4 Denham Springs club.
HENDRIX IMPRESSED BY AREA: Richard Hendrix, a 6-9 basketball forward at Athens, Ala., was very impressed by area colleges when he made unofficial visits this summer.
"N.C. State's facility was excellent," said Bernard Hendrix, Richard's father and the Athens head coach. "Of course, so were [Duke's] Cameron Indoor Stadiuim and [North Carolina's] Smith Center."
Ranked among the top five junior prospects in the country, Hendrix averages 25.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 7 blocks for the 15-2 Athens team.
He plays primarily in the post, but can move to the perimeter. He isn't a threat to break N.C. State football quarterback Philip Rivers' school-record 12 3-pointers in a game though. Rivers scored 50 points in that game against Russell, Ala.
MCKOY GETS GRANT: North Raleigh's Parker McKoy has accepted a golf scholarship to Liberty University.
McKoy has had more than 25 top-10 finishes in state, regional and national events, including overall champion at the Mid Pines Junior Invitational in 2002 and 11th place at the Donald Ross Junior Invitations last December.
McKoy, who currently starts on the North Raleigh basketball team, is a member of the Plantations Junior Golf Tour All-American Team.
Staff writer Tim Stevens can be reached at 829-8910 or firstname.lastname@example.org