Fedora Tells Recruit He's Staying

Larry Fedora addressed the Tennessee vacancy rumors in a conversation with Jordan Fieulleteau on Wednesday afternoon, reassuring the North Carolina pledge that he's staying in Chapel Hill.

"I asked him about the Tennessee situation, because I wanted to make sure it was all rumors because he's the coach of the school I committed to," Fieulleteau said. "He said ‘Yeah, it's all rumors. Don't believe it.' He said he didn't even know how the rumors got started. He was just saying I don't have anything to worry about, because he's staying at UNC.

"I talked to him on Saturday, too, because I was there for the state championship game. He said he wasn't going anywhere [and] he plans on ending his career at UNC."

Fieulleteau, a 6-foot-3, 197-pound wide receiver, was one of the first 2013 prospects to commit to UNC. He'll graduate from Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield High School on Dec. 21 and enroll at UNC in January.

"I just wanted to make sure with all these rumors going around," Fieulleteau said. "It's like crunch time for me, because I graduate soon. I didn't want to get there and then the head coach leave.

"At first I was like ‘It's not true,' but then more and more rumors started coming out. So I was just like, I need to get some more research done and see what's going on. So I figured I'd just go to the direct source."

UNC assistant coach Deke Adams had an in-home visit with Fieulleteau last night where he calmed his fears until additional rumors circulated.

"He just said ‘You can't believe all the rumors,'" Fieulleteau said. "My mom asked him a lot of questions about [Fedora possibly leaving], because she was more worried about it."

Fieulleteau will have an in-home visit with Fedora on Sunday and then he'll officially visit UNC the following weekend.

Fieulleteau was recently named the Raleigh News & Observer All-Metro team. He ended his senior season with 108 receptions for 1,649 yards, and 24 touchdowns while helping Wakefield to an 11-2 record.

"It was an honor to be one of the few people to be selected to the team," Fieulleteau said. "I think I had a great season, but I wish we could have gone further in the playoffs."

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