RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Tarboro running back Todd Gurley II is this year's Associated Press prep football player of the year for North Carolina.
Gurley ran for nearly 2,600 yards and scored 36 touchdowns to help Tarboro win its third straight state championship. He was the runaway choice for the award, earning 11 of 16 votes from sports writers across the state in results released Thursday.
Greensboro Page quarterback James Summers was second with two votes after leading his school to an unbeaten season and a Class 4-AA championship.
Gurley was a Shrine Bowl pick who entered the season ranked No. 1 on The Fayetteville Observer's list of the top 50 college prospects in the state. He is looking at North Carolina, North Carolina State, Clemson and Georgia.