Sanderson High football defensive end Desmond Owino has switched his college choice from the University of North Carolina to N.C. State.
"Desmond had some questions after the coaching change at North Carolina," said Sanderson football coach Tony Lewis. "He said he wanted to look at some other options and visited N.C. State.
"He decided that's where he wants to go to school. There is nothing negative about Carolina, he just decided he liked State better."
The fast 6-foot-5, 235-pound Owino had never played football before last fall. He came to the United States last spring from Kenya, where is played rugby. Sanderson coach Tony Lewis encouraged Owino to play football last season.
Owino quickly caught the attention of college coaches throughout the southeastern United States. The recruiting process was new to him and he said it was overwhelming at times.