Price Changes Commitment

Jabari Price decided to switch his verbal commitment Tuesday night from Minnesota to North Carolina.

"I sat down and talked with my family what was going to be best for me and my family for the next four to five years and North Carolina was on top at the end," Price said.

A month ago, Price made what he called a "soft" commitment to Minnesota. The 5-foot-11, 171-pound cornerback from Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely went on to take an official visit to UNC a week later.

"That visit had a huge impact," Price said. "I really enjoyed the visit. The players and the coaching staff seemed like a family – I felt like I wanted to be a part of that."

Price says this commitment is firm.

"Right about now, I'm done taking any official visits," Price said. "[UNC] is where I'm going to go for my college career."

Price previously officially visited both Minnesota and Purdue.

Price met with his family and high school principal Tuesday night and weighed out the pros and cons of the schools under consideration. After it was decided that UNC was the best fit, he contacted the UNC coaching staff.

"I spoke to Coach [Butch] Davis and everyone," Price said. "They're excited as well."

According to Price, the UNC coaches expect him to compete for playing time immediately.

"The depth chart right now looks a little slim," Price said. "I have to come in, compete and work for [playing time]. And hopefully in the end I will end up on the field somewhere around my first or second year."

Price said he is considering returning to UNC on Nov. 14 for the Miami game.

"I'm glad to get the pressure off my back, enjoy high school, concentrate on this season, and finishing up high school strong," he said.

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