When he switched his verbal commitment to North Carolina from Virginia Tech about a week ago, Myles Wolfolk left the door open to a possible eleventh hour official visit to Blacksburg. That door has now been slammed shut.
“I spoke to the new coach, [Justin] Fuente, Chuck Cantor, Coach Torrian Gray, and even Coach [Bud] Foster,” Wolfolk said. “I explained to all of them my situation and why I made the decision. Of course, they want me to stay. It’s a great program, but there’s more to [my decision] than just football and even the school. It’s just ‘What’s the best fit for me?’ Overall, I felt like North Carolina was a better balance than Virginia Tech.”
With that said, Wolfolk, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back from Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise, is set to enroll at UNC in January.
“I feel like it was a good choice,” Wolfolk said. “UNC is a good place to be; and they have a great academic program, they are top five in my major, which is business management; and overall living in North Carolina is a good spot – there’s a lot there to do. There are a lot of people that are there that care about you, too – it’s almost like a family.”
Additionally, Wolfolk has a cousin who lives 10-15 minutes away from Chapel Hill and is close with fellow Maryland native/UNC pledge Greg Ross.
Wolfolk last spoke to UNC coaches on Saturday when he phoned Charlton Warren just before the ACC Championship game.
“I wished him luck on the game,” Wolfolk said. “… He can't wait for me to get down there.”
Warren also congratulated Wolfolk on his accomplishment. Wise ended its season on Friday undefeated with a 55-6 victory to claim the MAA Class 4A Championship. Playing wide receiver and defensive back, Wolfolk was a major part of the success.
“It feels amazing,” Wolfolk said. “Actually, I’m sitting here watching the game right now – my family recorded it. It was kind of a surreal feeling. My teammates, we grew closer over the offseason and we promised each other that we were going to go to States and that we were going to win.”
Wolfolk led Wise with seven interceptions. He also broke up six passes and made 32 tackles.
“One of my goals was to catch more picks than I did my sophomore year and I did that,” Wolfolk said. “Overall, I feel like I did well this season, but there’s always things you can work on.”
Also, Wolfolk was Wise’s leading receiver. He caught 44 passes for 719 yards and a dozen touchdowns.
A after Wise won its title, Wolfolk hoped UNC would do the same during the ACC Championship.
“They played well,” Wolfolk said. “There were obviously a few things that they could have done better. It’s a game of execution – when your number is called are you going to execute? And it seemed like Clemson executed more. But, they were both two very good teams. It was a close game. There were a few bad calls, but you can’t leave it up to the refs.”
It was the first time Wolfolk watched UNC as a future Tar Heel. Thus, instead of evaluating, he was envisioning.
“I was looking at my positions that I would be playing,” Wolfolk said. “Those positions played very well. A lot of those guys are seniors, so it might be opening up for me next year.”
Wolfolk is projected to play cornerback or nickel back for UNC.