Miles Commits

Donnie Miles confirmed to on Sunday evening that he had just called the UNC coaches to commit to the Tar Heels. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound athlete from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett was offered by UNC during his visit to Chapel Hill this weekend.

Miles chose the Tar Heels over offers from Tennessee and Duke.

"It was a top notch campus," Miles said. "I think it would be a great place to go get a degree, especially a business degree. I liked how active the campus was – I've never been somewhere where there were people everywhere.

"I can see that everybody loves it and everybody is a family. It was the most energetic place that I've been to so far."

His chat on Saturday with Larry Fedora left a lasting impression.

Miles concluded his stay with a meeting with head coach Larry Fedora, which is where his UNC offer was extended.

"He just told me when it comes to making a decision to go somewhere that makes me happy," Miles said. "He said, ‘Don't even think about football. When you go to a place make sure you enjoy your time there.' He said, ‘If you think about it, everybody talks about their stadiums, but you only play there six-seven days out of the year. What are you going to do the next 359 days?' That really got to me and had me thinking a lot."

UNC is recruiting Miles, who has played every skill position for North Gwinnett accumulating two interceptions and 1,000 yards of offense as a junior, as a defensive back.

"They mentioned free safety, strong safety, corner, and ‘Ram,'" Miles said. "I'm fine with that. I just have to adjust to where they want me. I've been doing it in high school – last year I played a different position almost every game. Wherever they want me, I'll adjust to it."

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