Albright: 'I'm A Tar Heel'

Cam Albright provided fireworks at the conclusion of the Fedora Freak Show on Saturday night when he verbally committed to North Carolina.

"The first time I visited North Carolina back in April, I had a special feeling that I haven't had anywhere else," Albright said. "Coming down the second time [on Saturday], it pretty much solidified it for me."

Approximately 16 schools offered Albright, a 6-foot-2, 207-pound safety from Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb. Georgia Tech, NC State, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest highlighted that group.

"Academics, athletics, the people, the life after football – it's all just felt right for me," Albright said. "It's the place I want to be."

On the drive to Chapel Hill, Albright didn't envision leaving as a Tar Heel.

"I wasn't even planning on committing," Albright said. "I was going to maybe save that for July.

"But today gave me that feeling. I felt I'm not going to feel this way anywhere else. I haven't felt this way anywhere else, so that just told me to go ahead and do it now."

Unlike most of the campers, Albright, accompanied by his parents, arrived in Chapel Hill on Saturday afternoon. Walt Bell personally gave them a campus tour.

"He showed us some more stuff that we didn't get to see the first time," Albright said. "It's a beautiful campus."

Also for the first time, Albright was able to meet one-on-one with Vic Koenning, UNC's safeties coach.

"We were just building that relationship," Albright said. "It's pretty strong already."

Albright also met individually with Larry Fedora.

"He talked about my chance to make an immediate impact," Albright said. "There's a need at safety when I come to school. There's going to be a definite chance to compete and get a starting job."

A groin injury prevented Albright from participating in the camp.

"I wanted to come out here, but my dad wasn't going to let me do that," Albright said with a laugh. "It was hyped and that's playing in an empty stadium. So I know Thursday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night – it's going to be crazy in there. It's going to be electric."

At the conclusion of the camp, Albright walked up to Fedora and told him he was ready to commit.

"I'm done taking visits," Albright said. "I'm done talking to coaches. I'm going to tell them ‘Thanks, but no thanks. I'm a Tar Heel.'"

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