CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is back in school after not being enrolled during the spring semester, team spokesman Kevin Best said Friday.
Due to academic reasons Williams, who served as a backup quarterback to Bryn Renner last season, wasnt allowed to enroll in classes during the spring semester. But he is enrolled in UNCs first summer school session, which began earlier this week.
Williams, whom Rivals.com ranked as one of the top dual-threat quarterback prospects in the nation in 2011, redshirted the 2011 season and played in nine games last season. He completed 10 of his 17 passes for 127 yards, and gained 186 yards on 29 carries.
After missing spring practice, Williams will face some competition to earn back his position as the backup to Renner. The Tar Heels coaching staff during the spring lauded the play of Mitch Trubisky, a freshman quarterback who enrolled early. Trubisky ended the spring as the teams No. 2 quarterback. Andrew Carter
Charlotte QB picks N.C. State: West Mecklenburg quarterback Jalan McClendon, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound junior, committed to N.C. State, coach Jeff Caldwell told the Charlotte Observer.
McClendon chose N.C. State over Miami, East Carolina, Marshall and North Carolina.
McClendon threw for 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns passing last season. He rushed for 200 yards. News Services
North Carolina: The Tar Heels fired a 1-over 281 and is in seventh place with a 1-over 561 total after the second round of the NCAA Tempe (Ariz.) Regional. The Tar Heels were led by sophomore Brandon Dalinka who carded a 3-under 67 on Friday.
Dalinka, at 5-under 135, is tied for third place in the individual race.
UCLA held on to their first-round lead. The Bruins stand at 19-under 541, 11 strokes ahead of Central Florida.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack is in 10th place after Fridays second round of the NCAA Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional at Golden Eagle Country Club.
The Wolfpack shot a team score of 5-over 293 on Friday and stands at 6-over 582.
Junior Logan Harrell continues to lead the Wolfpack at 2-under 142. He shot a 1-over 73 and is tied for 26th.
North Florida leads at 27-under 549, followed by Washington at 551.
Duke: Senior Brinson Paolini fired a three-under 67 to lead Duke to an even-par 280 in the second round of the NCAA Tempe (Ariz.) Regional.
The Blue Devils are tied for fifth after 36 holes with a two-under 558. The top five teams after Saturdays final round advance to the NCAA championship in Alpharetta, Ga.
Duke: After impressive short-handed wins in the first and second round, No. 15 Duke was eliminated from the NCAA tournament after falling to top-ranked Florida 4-0 in the Round of 16 in Urbana, Ill. The Blue Devils conclude their season 16-10.