HAVELOCK, N.C. (WITN) – This week we shine the WITN / Pepsi Sports activities Highlight on Havelock soccer standout and UNC operating again commit Kamarro Edmonds!
Final April, Havelock operating again Kamarro Edmonds introduced his dedication to Mack Brown and the UNC soccer program. This previous weekend, Edmonds was truly at Kenan Stadium for the Tar Heels’ annual spring recreation. Nonetheless, earlier than he formally leaves for Chapel Hill, the senior operating again nonetheless has some enterprise to maintain within the 3A state playoffs.
Simply 5 days after graduating highschool, four-star operating again Kamarro Edmonds will go away Havelock for Chapel Hill.
“He’s a top-ten participant within the state for a cause, and he’s going to go to Chapel Hill and compete,” Havelock head soccer coach Allen Wooten stated at observe Monday.
With Wallace-Rose Hill product Javonte Williams off to the NFL, Edmonds plans to compete to be the Tar Heels new beginning operating again.
“They’ve lots of operating backs [at UNC],” stated Edmonds at observe Monday. “So, once I get there I’m going to should compete with everyone.”
Edmonds’ message to go coach Mack Brown?
“I simply went on the market, and I informed [Brown] you’re going to see a tough employee, and I by no means quit,” Edmonds added.
However, earlier than Kamarro races to the subsequent degree, he has some enterprise to maintain within the 3A state playoffs.
“That ring could be nice,” stated Edmonds about the opportunity of profitable a state title. “I’ve been ready on it for some time, so I’d like to put that ring on my finger.”
Edmonds has come shut, however has by no means gained a state championship, which is why he determined to return for his senior spring season as a substitute of enrolling early at UNC.
“That claims one thing about you as a teammate,” stated Wooten. “To place your private future on maintain for the higher of a bunch of children you’ve been round because you have been 5 or 6 years previous.”
In two varsity seasons, Edmonds has compiled greater than 1,200 speeding yards.
“He’s simply such an excellent receiver,” added Wooten. “Such an excellent operating again.”
He’s additionally scored 23 complete touchdowns throughout his highschool varsity profession.
“Greatest [player] I’ve ever coached, so far as simply expertise,” stated Wooten. “He simply will get after it and he’s bodily. You’re speaking a couple of child who’s 6-foot, 225 kilos and runs like a child who weights 150 kilos.”
And Edmonds says he does it for his household.
“My entire household sort of struggled a bit of bit once I was youthful, so I simply need to make it for them and maintain them,” Edmonds added.
Edmonds and the No. 3 Havelock Rams (9-0) will proceed their seek for that elusive state title after they host No. 5 Western Alamance (9-0) within the 3A Jap Regional Closing on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. The Rams and Warriors have met twice within the playoffs the previous three seasons, with Havelock profitable each of these earlier conferences.
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