A source close to the UNC football program confirmed the news as well.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Carey was ranked the No. 21 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep, but was slowed by a foot injury during his senior season in high school, playing in just four games in which he averaged 133 yards per contest.
As a junior, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards, averaging 110 yards per game and scoring 20 touchdowns.
Carey was also a member of the track team. He ran the lead leg on the 4x100 meter relay team that finished first at the Penn Relays with a time of 41.19 seconds.