"I wanted to go where I felt it would be best for me, if that was Carolina, Duke or Wake Forest," Rice said. "My brother told me he's going to pull for me in every game I play except once a year when Carolina plays Duke. He's still a Blue Devil."LINK: Linebacker from Asheville is fourth to commit to North Carolina for 2004
Rice had 123 tackles, six tackles for losses and three interceptions last season for Coach Bobby Poss. He is considered a top-35 senior in the state by most recruiting analysts. He has 4.5-second speed over 40 yards.