“I postponed my commitment because I wanted to get back down there to let my parents see the school first. I wanted them to know where I would be going.”
Did you visit Saturday with the intention to commit?
“My parents had already been talking to Coach [Charlton] Warren, so they told me that if when we got down there I still wanted to commit, I should go ahead and commit and that’s what I did.”
Tell me about your visit.
“We arrived around 9 o’clock [that morning] and then left around 1. First, we toured the football stadium. After lunch we meet with Coach [Larry] Fedora.”
When and how did you actually commit?
“I committed around [noon] – it was after lunch when we were meeting with Coach Fedora. I told him, ‘I’m here with my parents, Coach [Ron] Crump, and I’m ready to officially commit to the University of North Carolina.’ Coach Fedora was real excited.”
“I picked North Carolina, because first thing was the location. It’s three hours away – I won’t feel as though I’m too close to home, I won’t feel as though I’m too far. [Secondly], the coaches up there – I have a great relationship with the coaches. And also I love the new defensive scheme with Coach [Gene] Chizik and Coach Warren. And also [I like] the facilities, the academics, and the football program – it’s big-time football.”
How did your relationship with Warren affect your decision to commit?
“Me and Coach Warren, we had a great relationship. We communicate once a week. He gets on the phone with my parents. I feel as though me and Coach Warren had the closest relationship out of me and all the other schools and that set it apart. We could relate well.”
How does UNC plan on using you?
“They’re going to start me off at boundary corner. They know I can play safety, but they think my best fit is at corner.”
You received some new offers recently, correct?
“The newest offers were Clemson, Nebraska, and Miami.”
Did any of those offers force you to second guess committing to UNC?
“When I got the Clemson offer, I had been down to Clemson before. It was really down to Clemson and North Carolina. I had been down to Clemson before I got the offer with my family. I felt as though I had felt better at North Carolina than Clemson. I went with my dream school and you can’t go wrong with that.”
How firm is this commitment?
“I’m done with my recruitment. I’m basically locked into North Carolina – that’s where I’ll be going. No de-commitment, no nothing. That’s where I’ll be going. I’ll probably be going down to North Carolina in the summer.”