Mitchell, Hunter qualify, will enroll in Jan.

North Carolina 2004 football commitments Khalif Mitchell [pictured] and Terry Hunter have academically qualified. The defensive lineman will begin classes in Chapel Hill in January. <br><center>(<b>Note: Story updated at 4:00 p.m.</b>)</center>

"Khalif Mitchell has qualified and is going to Carolina," Hargrave coach Robert Prunty told Inside Carolina.

Mitchell departed Hargrave Academy in Chatham, Va. on Friday morning and headed to Chapel Hill to begin preparations to move on campus.

Terry Hunter, perhaps the most highly touted commitment in UNC's class thus far, also received the good news.

"We were told by the UNC coaches today that Terry has qualified," Hunter's mother, Sharon, said Friday afternoon. "We are so excited and just running around the house."

Hunter and his family will attend the UNC-Wake Forest basketball game at the Smith Center on Saturday.

"It has been a hard time but now I am glad that it's over," Terry Hunter said. "I'm excited about coming to Chapel Hill. I plan on coming to the Wake Forest game tomorrow. Khalif should be there, too, and he is excited as well."

And to silence the rumor mill yet again, Hunter reinterated his commitment to UNC.

"I am still committed to North Carolina," he added.

Inside Carolina has confirmed through sources close the University that the two players have indeed qualified and will enroll next month.

Word on teammates Marcus Hands and Kenny Price is not yet available, however they are expected to enroll in the fall, though there is still the possibility that Hands enrolls early as well.

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