Charlotte Catholic senior running back Elijah Hood is the only Carolinas player on the 2013 MaxPreps preseason All-America team.
On Sunday, Hood was named the Observer and Raleigh News & Observer's top recruit in North and South Carolina.
On Tuesday, he caused national recruiting shockwaves by decommitting from Notre Dame and reopening his recruiting. Many recruiting experts are now predicting he'll commit to North Carolina, which had been his second choice.
Hood told the Observer Tuesday afternoon that he planned to choose a school close to home and that he would likely pick a school sooner than later.
"There’s only a couple places around here," he said. "It will be soon I think....It will be a school within driving distance definitely.”
MaxPreps 2013 Preseason All-American Football Team
WR - Drake Harris, Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Michigan
WR - Ermon Lane, Homestead (Fla.), Florida
WR - Malachi Dupre, Curtis (River Ridge, La.), Uncommitted
TE - Nic Weishar, Marist (Chicago), Notre Dame
OL - Kc McDermott, Palm Beach Central (Wellington, Fla.), Miami
OL - Cameron Robinson, West Monroe (La.), Uncommitted
OL - Braden Smith, South (Olathe, Kan.), Uncommitted
OL - Damian Prince, Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.), Uncommitted
OL - Demetrius Knox, All Saints (Fort Worth, Texas), Ohio State
QB - Deshaun Watson, Gainesville (Ga.), Clemson
RB - Jalen Hurd, Beech (Hendersonville, Tenn.), Tennessee
RB - Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic (N.C.), Uncommitted
RB - Leonard Fournette, St. Augustine (New Orleans), Uncommitted
K - Aaron Medley, Marshall County (Lewisburg, Tenn.), Tennessee
DL - Lorenzo Carter, Norcross (Ga.), Uncommitted
DL - Gerald Willis, Karr (New Orleans), Uncommitted
DL - Da'shawn Hand, Woodbridge (Va.), Uncommitted
DL - Josh Frazier, Har-Ber (Springdale, Ark.), Uncommitted
LB - Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County (Hinesville, Ga.), Uncommitted
LB - Dante Booker, St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio), Ohio State
LB - Tre' Williams, St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.), Auburn
LB - Dwight Williams, Serra (Gardena, Calif.), Uncommitted
DB - Jabrill Peppers, Paramus Catholic (N.J.), Michigan
DB - Marlon Humphrey, Hoover (Ala.), Uncommitted
DB - Tony Brown, Ozen (Beaumont, Texas), Uncommitted
DB - Adoree' Jackson, Serra (Gardena, Calif.), Uncommitted
P - Gary Wunderlich, Memphis University (Tenn.), Ole Miss