Q&A with Myles Wolfolk
What happened today?
“I just sat down, went to church today, thought about it, prayed on my situation, sat down with my family and talked about it, and we just felt North Carolina was the best fit for me.
“I felt like I will succeed there. I won’t be too far from home -- it's almost the same distance as Virginia Tech. And it’s an overall good school.
“And the whole situation with [Virginia] Tech got me wondering a lot. And when I went on my visit [to UNC], I really liked North Carolina. So it just happened.”
When you committed to UNC, who did you call and what was his reaction?
“I called Coach [Charlton] Warren and he was ecstatic when I let him know that I wanted to come and be a part of his program, especially being a DB. Coming in, they will be losing a few guys and he wants me to come in and play. I hope he could develop me to the best of my abilities and we’ll go from there. He was very happy.”
Where does Warren see you fitting into his secondary?
“Corner, nickel – he said he likes my versatility, so they could move me around if need be. I think being a midyear helps. I’ll learn a lot faster [than a typical freshman] and hopefully I’ll be able to start.”
You plan on being a midterm enrollee. How much did your small decision window play?
“I wasn’t rushing to make a decision, but it did make me speed up a little bit with my research to make sure I was making the right one because I’ll be gone in about a month now. It’s something I had to decide what’s going on so I could make everything happen.”
You’ve officially visited UNC and Wisconsin. Do you have any upcoming official visit plans?
“I was going to wait until they name their head coach. I don’t know if I’m still going to go. It’s still a possibility.”
What’s the percentage that you’ll take that official visit?
“I’m not sure, honestly. I really don’t know.”
Have you spoken to Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech’s new coach?
“No, not at all.”
What do you know about him?
“I know he had a winning season at Memphis and I know he plans on keeping Coach [Bud] Foster. We don’t know what’s going on with Coach [Torrian] Gray, yet, but I think he’ll end up staying, too.
"But, overall I just felt like North Carolina was a better place for me to be. So, I didn’t want to waste any time or have anybody preparing for me to come when I’m ready to go somewhere else.”
You’ve been committed to Virginia Tech since last December. Is it strange to consider yourself committed to UNC?
“Yea, a little bit. But at the same time, being a ball player and having a father in this business, we all know it’s a business and things happen. And the whole coaching situation with Tech, it had my head messed up a little bit. But, it basically made me open my eyes to look at my options. And when I did, I saw that North Carolina was the spot to be.”
Your UNC official visit was set up at the last minute and actually almost didn’t occur. Looking back on your situation, how crazy is it that the school that you are committed to you almost didn’t visit?
“It kind of caught me off guard. Like when I went on the visit, how much I liked the school surprised me. And I liked the coaches and I like the way they run their defense and how Coach Warren sees me fitting in it. Everything worked out for me and it’s weird – it was almost like a sign. But it wasn’t the only school I liked – I liked Wisconsin, too – but I just feel like [UNC] is a better fit for me.”