Trubisky: 'It Felt Like Family'

Mitch Trubisky made his first visit to Chapel Hill as a Tar Heel earlier this week.

"It felt like the first time I visited," Trubisky said. "It felt like it was home. It was great just walking around campus and saying ‘Hi' to people. And then going into the [football] office and having the coaches happy to see me – it just felt like family."

Previously, Trubisky, 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback from Mentor (Ohio), visited UNC in mid-May. Shortly after returning home, he verbally committed to UNC.

Trubisky wanted to return to Chapel Hill before his football season began.

"I just wanted to hang out with the coaches and get to meet a couple of my teammates," Trubisky said. "I just wanted to get back down almost like a mini vacation to get away from everything and just relax and enjoy the campus."

During his May visit to UNC, Trubisky was accompanied by his head football coach Steve Trivisonno. This time, Trubisky made the trip alone arriving on Saturday.

"I flew by myself," Trubisky said. "Jordan [Fieulleteau] picked me up from the airport and I just hung out with him. He offered for me to stay with him. I'm pretty sure we're going to room together [when I get to UNC] and we just started a great bond together."

Trubisky and Fieulleteau began to develop a relationship shortly after Trubisky verbally committed to UNC.

"First, it started over Twitter," Trubisky said. "We were just ‘tweeting' each other. And then we got each other's [phone] numbers, just like all the other recruits. We just started talking and he was like ‘You've got to get back down here man. If your whole family can't come and get a hotel, then you're more than welcome to come stay with me and just hang out.'"

When Fieulleteau picked Trubisky up from the airport, it was the first time the two met in-person.

"We're both Tar Heels," Trubisky said. "We have a have a lot in common and we're just starting a great bond. I was kind of nervous going into it just hoping we'd get along, but everything worked out fine."

Trubisky and Fieulleteau arrived at UNC minutes after Dajaun Drennon and Greg Webb verbally committed. Also, fellow commitment Ryan Switzer had remained on campus an extra day after participating in the previous Friday morning's one-day camp.

"It was really cool," Trubisky said. "We had a bunch of people in one room and we were all just high-fiving, hand-shaking, giving hugs – it was just a great feeling. I could see [Drennon and Webb] were happy and we were all excited that we got more commitments and I could just see that we had a really good class building."

Trubisky remained in North Carolina until Tuesday.

"It wasn't anything ‘official' or anything," Trubisky said. "I just hung out with the coaches in the players' lounge. We were just talking and having a good time. It was nothing formal – we were just enjoying each other's company."

In the mean time, Trubisky hung out with Fieulleteau.

"We just hung out like regular kids," Trubisky said. "I got to meet his friends. I got to go shopping for more North Carolina gear for my family, because they have more of a selection down in North Carolina. Really, we were just hanging out – it was like a mini vacation."

Staying with Fieulleteau allowed Trubisky to throw with his future wide receiver.

"He has great hands and I can't wait to get to know the other guys more, because we have this great class coming in," Trubisky said.

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