Switzer Remains Firm

Despite reports suggesting otherwise, Ryan Switzer is firmly committed to North Carolina and has no plans to visit any other schools.

"What we've tried to tell everybody is: he's committed to North Carolina," Michael Switzer, Ryan's father, said Friday. "The stuff on the internet is insane. When we committed last March – and I say ‘we' because it was our family deciding that – I didn't take him to any other camps – outside of the Nike stuff – and he didn't make any other visits. I canceled four trips to Notre Dame, Stanford, Michigan State, and Virginia Tech, because we were basically like ‘This is it.' Since he committed, North Carolina is the only school he has visited."

Switzer, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete from Charleston (W.Va.) Washington, is as solid of a commit as you'll find his father emphasized.

"If you look on his Twitter page, his background is Kenan Stadium," he said. "You don't see me wearing any other hats."

The elder Switzer revealed that several schools, including Florida State and Stanford, have continued to recruit his son, but reiterated that he doesn't plan to visit any school outside of UNC.

"We're not going anywhere," he said. "We have no plans to visit any other schools.

"On [Inside Carolina's] radio show, he didn't give any indication that he was anything but firmly committed."

In addition to several summer visits to Chapel Hill, Switzer attended UNC's season opener against Elon and will be in Chapel Hill for the 12:30 kickoff of the Virginia Tech game – after playing in a football game himself the night before.

"I could say ‘We can't [visit UNC],' because that's over a five-hour trip after Ryan plays in a game," Michael Switzer said. "But we've come down and continue to plan to come down. We came down as many times as we could come down this summer."

In addition to the academic reputation – which the Switzer's have witnessed firsthand with Ryan's aunt an alumna – and location, the Switzers see plenty of positives to UNC.

"We have a great relationship with Coach [Gunter] Brewer, Coach [Larry] Fedora, and Coach [Blake] Anderson," Michael Switzer said. "Ryan is really looking forward to playing in their offense. Anybody that watched Tracy Lampley and how they used him when the staff was at Southern Miss, you can only imagine what [UNC's] offense will be like in a couple years."

Lampley played A-back, the position Switzer is projected to play at UNC, in Fedora's offense the past three seasons.

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