When Wakefield High football coach Rod Sink learned wide receiver Jordan Fieulleteau had been named as a CBS MaxPreps first-team high school football all-American, the first thing that popped into the coach’s head was, “Holy Cow.”
“That’s huge,” Sink said. “That’s pretty darn surprising. To think of someone from around here winning that is amazing.”
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Fieulleteau was one of 15 players in the country named to the online service’s first-team offense. The club included three wide receivers.
Fieulleteau graduated in December and began classes at the University of North Carolina on Wednesday and as a first-year Tar Heel player is not allowed to talk to the media.
But everybody else was excited.
“It is just a tremendous honor,” said Kendra Fieulleteau, his mother. “To be one of the top three in the state would be incredible, but to be named as one of the best in the country is unbelievable.
“Jordan has worked so hard. I am so proud and pleased for him.”
Fieulleteau caught 108 passes for 1,649 yards and had 24 touchdown receptions while helping Wakefield to an 11-2 record. The Wolverines scored 30 or more points in 12 of 13 games as quarterback Connor Mitch passed for 4,701 yards and 63 touchdowns.
“Connor and Jordan were a very special combination,” Sink said. “Whenever we had to get something started we looked to those two.”
Sink said Fieulleteau had the size, the speed and the hands needed to be an outstanding player.
“His size gives him an advantage and he runs great routes,” Sink said. “He has great hands. He catches everything thrown to him.”
The MaxPreps first team had two other North Carolina players: Davidson Day School junior quarterback Will Grier and Matthews Butler senior linebacker Peter Kalambayi.
Grier, who is committed to the University of Florida, completed 324 of 414 passes for 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns. He passed for 837 yards in a win over Harrells Christian.
Kalambayi, a Stanford recruit, helped Butler to an undefeated season and the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4AA championship.