N.J. Teammates Commit to UNC

Highly ranked Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek Regional teammates Dajaun Drennon and Greg Webb verbally committed to North Carolina during a Saturday visit to the UNC campus.

"We just felt like it was a good place for both of us to play college football together," Webb said. "We can now room together at the same place. I really wanted to go to school with Dajaun, because he's one of my best friends. I know now that as soon as we get here, we'll know somebody that we've grown up together."

"It just felt like the place for me," said Drennon, who chose UNC over offers from Notre Dame, Southern Cal, Texas and West Virginia. "They are offering me everything that I need. North Carolina, it's known for getting a lot of D-linemen into the league. With how I'm going to be used, there are a lot of possibilities for me to get onto the field. Plus, it has great academics – getting a job after college is basically gold."

According to Drennon, UNC believes the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder could play the Bandit or defensive end position in its 4-2-5 defense. By the same token, Webb, a 6-foot-2, 290-pounder, could play both defensive tackle positions, depending on need.

"I can do it all," Webb said.

Since he joined UNC's coaching staff in January, assistant coach Dave Duggan made both Drennon and Webb a priority in his recruiting plans. Duggan's efforts didn't decrease when Webb verbally committed to Penn State in early April.

"[Duggan] had a big influence, because he kept recruiting me to North Carolina instead of letting it go by the wayside," Webb said.

"I talked to [Duggan] a lot," Drennon said. "He's a very good guy. He has come to the school a couple of times. I have a good relationship with him, but I just loved North Carolina."

Webb has plenty of ties to the Triangle area of North Carolina. He has family in the area and his father graduated from Durham (N.C.) Hillside High School. However, he says that connection wasn't much of a factor in his decision.

"It didn't influence it as much as a lot of people thought it would, because I know my family will follow me anywhere I would have went," Webb said. "I just felt like North Carolina was the right fit for me."

Webb and Dajaun visited UNC about a month ago together. That visit set the stage for Saturday's decision.

"On the way here, we really didn't talk about committing," Drennon said. "But once we got here and hung out with the players, I felt like this is where I wanted to be. This visit was mostly for my parents to check it out. I was already sure. But just coming back here just reassured myself."

Drennon is ranked the No. 16 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com, and Webb checks in as the No. 12 defensive tackle. Both are rated four-star prospects.

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