Inside The Commitments

Get the full story on each signee's recruitment by going behind the scenes with Inside Carolina's exclusive "Inside The Commitment" features.

Robert Dinkins
June 18, 2012

"I told him ‘Coach, I'm just ready.' He was excited. He started screaming – you know how Fedora is. And then he said I made his night. I told him he made my life."
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Freeman Jones
March 10, 2013

"Coach Fedora had his arm around me already and when I told him he just started jumping up and down. He about knocked me over and tackled me."
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Caleb Samuel
April 10, 2013

North Carolina had been intrigued by Samuel since he performed at camp. What prevented the coaching staff from initially offering was that they couldn't agree on his best collegiate position.
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Caleb Henderson
April 11, 2013

A perfect storm began to brew with Henderson and UNC. When Henderson left campus that day, UNC coaches felt very confident in their chances with him.
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Cayson Collins
April 13, 2013

During the week that followed, his mother went out and added UNC attire to her wardrobe. Meanwhile, Collins changed the wallpaper on his cell phone to Gio Bernard's punt return.
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Brandon Fritts
April 29, 2013

When Fritts and his father visited UNC for its spring game earlier in the month, the staff not only gave him the look over, but actually measured and weighed him.
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Ayden Bonilla
June 10, 2013

Vic Koenning wanted to evaluate him in camp to work with him individually. Bonilla displayed fluid hips for a safety, and showed he was coachable and intelligent, had very good closing speed and a knack for breaking up passes.
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Tyler Powell
June 10, 2013

Judging by Powell's reaction to the offer, the UNC coaching staff thought a commitment was coming sooner rather than later.
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Cameron Albright
June 15, 2013

Albright approached Fedora and made his commitment. After a congratulatory hug, Fedora yelled to Vic Koenning: "I got you another safety!"
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Allen Artis
June 15, 2013

He asked Bell: "You still have one safety spot, correct?" Bell confirmed. Artis followed that with "I'm going to get my father and we're going to call back in five minutes."
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Jeremiah Clarke
June 16, 2013

His father, who works in the department of homeland security, and mother, who's an educator, made it clear they loved the value of a UNC education.
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Avery Edwards
June 18, 2013

UNC discovered Edwards at its "Beast of the Hill" passing tournament. The coaches saw a big wide receiver who had the potential to grow into an athletic, receiving tight end.
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Malik Carney
June 22, 2013

Based on the information from the May visit and an in-person evaluation, coupled with Carney's sky-rocketing recruiting stock, the staff believed if it waited any longer to offer, it could miss out on a great prospect at a position of need.
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Josh Allen
June 24, 2013

This is where Dan Disch's contacts in the Jacksonville area were very beneficial for UNC. Disch was able to arrange for Allen's head coach to drive him to Chapel Hill.
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M.J. Stewart
July 15, 2013

Stewart informed Larry Fedora during a one-on-one meeting that he wanted to play cornerback in college. After a reevaluation of his film, the staff placed Stewart atop its cornerback recruiting board.
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Ty Tomlin
July 17, 2013

Tomlin had his mother on the phone for several portions of the visit so that she could ask questions and hear what was being said by various football and academic staffers. Tomlin and his father also texted her photos and at one point had her on FaceTime.
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Bentley Spain
July 19, 2013

While many recruits want the attention associated with a press conference, Spain wanted to surprise the coach who had spent so much time recruiting him.
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Austin Proehl
July 28, 2013

Proehl contacted Brewer and told him that he intended to commit to Virginia Tech by the end of the week. Brewer told Proehl that, if given the weekend, Brewer could receive clearance to offer him.
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Josh Cabrera
Aug. 11, 2013

All along, Cabrera publicly claimed to be open, but privately his relationships with Disch and Brewer coupled with his Chapel Hill visits pushed UNC into a firm lead.
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Elijah Hood
Aug. 27, 2013

They were able to sneak their way onto the field and were in perfect position when Hood took a hand-off 47 yards for a touchdown. As Hood ran back to his bench, he hugged both Collins and Dinkins.
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Devin Perry
Jan. 19, 2014

Brewer's connections with Perry made it easy for him to stay involved. Brewer's father, Billy, coached Perry's father, Mario, at Ole Miss.
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Jared Cohen
Jan. 28, 2014

Shortly after parking, Gilmore and Kapilovic noticed that the cars in the driveway still sported Terrapin licenses plates. The UNC coaches were then greeted at the door by Cohen and his mother wearing Maryland shirts.
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