Thatch still prized commodity

Greensboro Dudley free safety Martel Thatch has committed to North Carolina, but is still being recruited heavily.

"I have lost count of how many schools have offered me a scholarship," Thatch told Inside Carolina. Virginia and Florida are probably recruiting me the hardest, other than North Carolina.

"I still consider myself committed to North Carolina."

Thatch made the trip to Chapel Hill for an unofficial visit to the Virginia game.

"I talked to Coach [John] Bunting before the game," he said. "He told me what the coaching staff was trying to do to get better."

Does the current North Carolina losing streak affect the way Thatch feels about the Tar Heels?

"No, not at all," he said. "I know that they are in a rebuilding mode."

With teams recruiting him heavily, Thatch is unsure if he will take any other official visits.

"I really don't know at this point," Thatch said. "None have been scheduled and I probably will not take any visits until after the season."

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