Updated 12/21/2011 09:58 AM
Tarboro High School Senior named NC player of year
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TARBORO — Throughout his brilliant career at Tarboro High School, Todd Gurley has helped the Vikings to three consecutive state championships while garnering multiple personal accolades.
On the face of it, Monday looked like any other day at Tarboro High School. But when the final bell rang and it was time to head home, Todd Gurley headed to his coach's office to pick up yet another award, NCPREP.com's Arnold Solomon award as its player of the year.
“I didn't expect all of this. It's shocking, what its become. I really didn't think of all this happening it just came so fast it has been a great journey so far,” said Gurley.
Among those in attendance was Todd Gurley's sister and mom, who said keeping track of her son's accolades is a fulltime job.
“It is very overwhelming because it was so unexpected. But he was always that little athlete coming up anyway. But I never expected anything to this standards,” said Gurley's mother.
Gurley, who has narrowed his college choices down to UNC, N.C. State, Georgia, and Clemson, was named MVP of the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl this past weekend and will lace them up in the upcoming Semper Fidelis All-American bowl in Phoenix in early January.
However for a guy who's racked up thousands of yards in his four years, it's the three state crowns that truly stand out.