Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Shrine Bowl running back signs

Shelby High running back Larry Raper, who played in the Shrine Bowl in December, signed with N.C. A&T on Wednesday.

Raper, one of the state's top recruits, decommitted from Clemson in midseason after Clemson coach Tommy Bowden's resignation.

Raper (5-foot-11, 165 pounds), rushed for 1,042 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He had 1,490 all-purpose yards.

- Cliff Mehrtens