It's not official yet, but Barrington Edwards (6-0, 213, 4.5) is apparently the Tar Heels' to lose. Edwards said he will make his final decision public this coming Tuesday.
"I don't want to say it's done, but it's done," the outspoken and excited Edwards said while returning home to Bowie, Md. "In my mind I've made a decision.
"Today went great; let‘s put it like that. I met a lot of people that I see we can do a lot of good things at Carolina with."
One tidbit of information that sparked Edwards' interest was the fact that UNC had never won a national championship. He said he would like to affect a change in that status.
"That dawned on me," he said. "They've been pretty close, but if that's the move I make, they've got one on the way. Let's look at it like that."
Edwards admitted he had previously scheduled a visit to N.C. State today, but at some point during his day with the UNC coaching staff, his Raleigh trip was cancelled.
"After I saw what I needed to see at North Carolina, I already knew what I needed to know," Edwards said.
"Now it's up to me to get a bunch of guys that I know...to get ready to win."
Edwards appeared in 12 games last season as a freshman for the national champion Tigers, totaling 169 rushing yards (4.1 yards/carry).
Coming out of Bowie (MD) high school Edwards was rated as a 4-star prospect, No. 59 on TheInsiders.com National Hot 100, No. 5 among running backs. Super Prep ranked Barrington as the #11 prospect in the Mid-Atlantic region he was also named as a Super Prep All-American. As a high school junior Edwards was a 1st team Class AAAA all-state selection, and was selected as the offensive player of the year in Prince George County. As a junior Edwards rushed for 2,289 yards and 27 touchdowns. He helped lead Bowie to the state Class AAAA championship, as they finished the season at 12-1. As a senior the Bowie offense was modified and Barrington was featured more as a wide receiver and a fullback rushing for 590 yards on 67 carries.