Knox Staying Firm

Despite the offensive scheme Larry Fedora is bringing to North Carolina, Terrance Knox plans to honor his verbal commitment.

"I've been talking to my parents about that," Knox said. "I'm still pretty much solid to Carolina, because I have close ties to [Allen Mogridge]. It would be a really hard decision if he was let go. I don't know how much that would affect my decision, but I would still probably stay. Even if he's not there, it's still Carolina – it's still a great school, it's still a great opportunity, it's still a great education."

Under former head coach Butch Davis and interim head coach Everett Withers, UNC employed a pro-style offense that utilized two types of tight ends – a true ‘Y' tight end and an H-back. Fedora, though, will install his one-back spread offense that has used the tight end position in a limited capacity at Southern Miss.

Because of the offensive conversion, UNC has already seen one tight end prospect de-commit – Justin Meredith, who switched his pledge to Tennessee.

A conversation with Mogridge on Saturday eased Knox's fears that UNC won't have a need for him.

"He told me it's a great change for North Carolina and they actually would be still using the tight end – they wouldn't just go spread the whole time," Knox said. "He said it would be a more up-tempo offense."

While tight end is his desired position, Knox isn't opposed to playing another position in college. The 6-foot-1, 231-pounder played both tight end and defensive end for Concord (N.C.).

"I want to become a great tight end," Knox said. "But I'm willing to do what the team needs me to do."

Although Fedora's hiring throws some uncertainty into his recruitment, which he considers finished since he's a planned January enrollee, Knox is happy about Fedora's hiring.

"It's good that North Carolina has a solid coach in there to turn the program around," Knox said. "He sounds like a good coach from the interviews I've heard."

Knox will graduate from Concord High School on Dec. 21.

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