Monday's UNC Links

Local coverage of UNC's football commitment on Saturday; Some late coverage of David Padgett's decision to attend Louisville.

Carolina Football

"When they offered me, that's what I had been waiting for," Dixon said. "I'm a big Carolina fan. I can't be anything but happy right now and walk around with a big smile."
Cornerback commits to Tar Heels
Winston-Salem Journal

Carolina Basketball

Debbie Padgett said her son seriously was considering a transfer to UNC. Asked if he didn't choose the Tar Heels because there were any lingering hard feelings about about Williams leaving Kansas, Debbie Padgett said, "Absolutely not."
UNC target chooses Louisville
Raleign News & Observer

The 6-foot-11 forward's mother told the Times her son's decision came down to Louisville and UCLA. "It was a tough decision between two great choices," Debbie Padgett said. "Coach (Ben) Howland (of UCLA) is a great guy. It was very difficult."
Padgett spurns Tar Heels; transfers to Louisville
Greensboro News & Record

Padgett chose Louisville after also considering UCLA and wondering if returning closer to his home in Reno, Nev., was the best choice for the rest of his college career.
Devils, Heels lose prospects
Winston-Salem Journal

"I think I'll fit in really well with Coach Pitino's system," Padgett said Sunday. "He told me he thinks I'll thrive in it. One of the good things is that you're not strictly down low or not strictly outside. You have to be versatile."
Padgett: Pitino's style fits my game
Wichita Eagle

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