Quinn: 'I went with UNC'

Ohio's Richard Quinn has verbally accepted a scholarship to play football at North Carolina. He talked to <i>Inside Carolina</i> about his decision ...<br><br><center>(<b>Video clips included in story</b>)</center>

"Richard Quinn has committed to UNC," said Maple Heights coach Kerby Harrison, confirming Sunday to IC what was expected after he visited Carolina in July.

He chose the Tar Heels over offers from Iowa, Indiana, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Purdue and Akron.

"As time was winding, my father was telling me I should just go ahead and make my decision sometime before this month is over with," Quinn told IC on Monday morning. "I listened to him and pretty much my top schools were North Carolina and Iowa. He was like 'Choose from there.'

"So I went ahead [and] went with UNC, because that has been one of my favorites for a long time since the first time I went there to check them out. So I pretty much liked that school for a long time."

Quinn said a number of factors contributed to his decision to commit to the Tar Heels

"I like the campus; it's a nice campus," he said. "I like the coaching staff; they have a real good coaching staff. I like that it has good weather down there; it doesn't get too cold when it gets cold in the winter time -- perfect conditions.

"I got to talk to one of the academic professors and I found out a lot about college and things that I wanted to know, she answered all my questions. So pretty much that's how I winded it down to [North Carolina]."

According to previous scouting reports on The Insiders Network, Quinn has incredible leaping ability, is very athletic, has great hands; and is a good student as well.

A physical player at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Quinn reports a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash. A strong blocker, he benches 280 pounds, squats 455 and cleans 225. He is projected to play the "H-back" position in college.

"I talked to the [UNC] coaches Friday," he said. "They were pretty excited. They [said] I chose the right school. They were really happy to hear that I was ready to commit. They said they are going to love me down there and the way they play their H-back is really good and that I'm just going to enjoy it and have a good time."

Quinn has visited the Chapel Hill campus twice (once for camp) and plans to schedule an official visit. He said he might officially visit other schools as well, with the candidates being Iowa and Pittsburgh.

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