April 4, 2013

McClendon has UNC near the top of his list

Charlotte quarterback Jalan McClendon has garnered interest from nearly every in-state school that has a football program.

Charlotte, N.C. State, East Carolina and Wake Forest have all made runs at the West Mecklenburg hurler.

But North Carolina is on par with the bigger schools outside the state that are on the short list for McClendon's attention.

"Their one of my favorite schools and I'm considering going there," said McClendon.
McClendon was on Chapel Hill's campus Wednesday afternoon and took in the Tar Heels spring practice.

He was impressed by the pace kept during a Larry Fedora run session.

"It was fast-paced practice. Everybody was moving, everybody was doing something," said McClendon. "It was just a good practice."

UNC will start senior Bryn Renner under center this season but with this being his last year of eligibility, the Tar Heels and McClendon could make sense down the road.

But the Tar Heels have stiff competition from out of state, with two other schools combining with UNC to form a dead heat.

Florida State and Clemson were the two schools mentioned by McClendon when Tar Heels Illustrated asked him about his other schools of interest.

McClendon will most likely let his senior year of football play out before making any future decisions about where he'll play football.

In the meantime, McClendon will be attending the Rivals Camp Series in Charlotte on April 14, one week after taking a visit to Tallahassee to take in the Seminoles campus.

He has a focused goal in mind that he wishes to accomplish after these two events.

"Just to get ranked highly and perform the best."

As for what he hopes to accomplish during his last year of high school football, McClendon has some ideas about that as well.

"I want to win more games than I did last year. I want to go to the state championship. I want to have at least 2,500 passing yards. I want to cut it down to only five interceptions on the season," said McClendon. "Those are just the goals that I've set so far."

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