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UNC Commitment Q&A: Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson approached UNC head coach Larry Fedora at the end on Saturday's Freak Show and gave his commitment. The Ala. center then talked to Inside Carolina about his decision.

Was it your plan all along to commit here tonight?

I had a couple of schools that I was (considering), for instance I had Auburn at the top of my list, too - I took my visit there last week. I really just needed to make a couple final comparisons to other schools after I finally got my North Carolina offer. After taking those visits and finding out that my home is here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina I just feel like it’s the right place to be. It’s really been something I’ve had in my mind for a while.

So was it after the Auburn visit that you made up your mind?

It’s something I’ve had in my mind for a while, but really after the Auburn visit it hit me that this visit and this camp would definitely be a big step in my lifetime – a big moment that will affect my life positively for the rest of my life. It’s something that I was sitting on the plane ride all excited and antsy, getting ready to perform at this camp and do well, which I think I did … Got my job done and it was a successful business trip.

How did befriending other UNC commitments impact your decision?

It really means a lot. I’ve had a couple commits from other schools reach out to me, but here it made me (feel) a lot more a part of the Tar Heel family when I got that offer and all of them started to reach out to me. It’s a nice thing to look forward to, to know that I know who I’m going to play with these next four years and already have that relationship in place. That definitely had a big impact in making this decision.

What about your relationship with (UNC OL Coach) Chris Kapilovic?

Coach Kap, that’s been a really good relationship, it’s been kind of a father-son thing. He’d ask me to do something and I’d do it from the very beginning as far as visit, start snapping, or gain weight. Everything he’s asked I’ve (done). That relationship has grown and made us really close.

Can you sum up this Freak Show experience tonight?

To me it’s the beginning of my future as a Tar Heel. It gave me experience in the field, do drills under Coach Kap and get a taste. It’s a stepping stone on the way to a big road.

(The Freak Show) is completely different than other camps. It’s a lot more interactive, a lot more hyped up. I honestly was just thinking that there wasn’t that much different about it, but it really is something else different to it, a different atmosphere, and something to enjoy. … It’s a big deal.


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