Touted Wakefield receiver picks UNC

He caught 83 passes in 2011

tstevens@newsobserver.comFebruary 15, 2012 

— Wakefield High wide receiver Jordan Fieulleteau grew up as a University of Florida fan, but in recent years he has switched his devotion to the University of North Carolina.

On Sunday when new UNC coach Larry Fedora renewed a scholarship offer first given by 2011 Tar Heels interim coach Everett Withers, Fieulleteau didn't take long to make his decision.

"I slept on it and woke up Monday morning knowing that is where I wanted to go," Fieulleteau said.

Fieulleteau, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior, caught 83 passes for 1,190 yards during the 2011 season. He was receiving recruiting attention from national champion Alabama, Maryland, Duke, Rutgers, Kentucky, Florida State, Wake Forest, N.C. State and others, but Carolina was the first school to offer a scholarship.

"I am going to graduate in December and wanted to get my recruitment behind me," Fieulleteau said. "The Carolina coaching staff loves me, it is a great school and I want to major in journalism. It is a win-win situation. I want to go there and they want me."

Kendra Fieulleteau, Jordan's mother, said her son used to talk about the Florida Gators.

"I grew up in New York, but we're all on board with Carolina now," she said. "I am really proud and happy."

Jordan Fieulleteau played a big part in Wakefield's high-powered passing offense in 2011. The Wolverines finished 10-2, and junior quarterback Connor Mitch passed for 3,832 yards and 46 touchdowns.

"Oh, I'm going to try to get Connor to come to Carolina, too," Fieulleteau said. "I don't know how that is going to work out, but the biggest thing for us right now is getting ready for next season. We're working out and our timing is really good."

Fedora picked up commitments from Durham Hillside junior running back Chris Francis and junior defensive back Korrin Wiggins last week.

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