"I just kind of went through this decision-making process on my own. I obviously wasn't talking [to media] and I took a couple of visits and really just thought things over. I came to this conclusion and I'm happy about it."
What was it about North Carolina?
"It was just everything about it – great school, great coaches, great players, and family atmosphere. That was it."
What role did the UNC assistant coaches that recruited you – OL coach Chris Kapilovic and Charlotte area recruiter Gunter Brewer - play in your decision?
"They had huge roles. They were both very active in my recruiting. I talk to them every week so I felt comfortable with them."
What about other recruits. Did any of them play a factor in your decision?
"Tons of committed guys [contacted me] and even the current players. Countless guys reached out to me, which was really good."
When did you actually make the decision?
"Sunday night at about 12 o'clock is when I really knew. I kind of knew before, but that's when I officially knew what I was going to do."
When did you begin leaning towards that direction?
"I went to Stanford last week and that was to make sure and decide. I was kind of feeling it before that, but I wanted to make sure. That's really when it happened."
Did anything occur that pushed you towards UNC?
"There wasn't one thing. It just kind of confirmed that that was what I wanted to do."
Tell me about the decision to commit the way you did – surprise Coach Kap on the practice field during the camp?
"I had heard about the camp and he was kind of hounding me about it. So I wanted to surprise him about it."
When did you decide to make the surprise visit/commitment?
"It was earlier this week."