After visiting North Carolina and N.C. State, Hemby narrowed his list of favorites from four, by cutting Virginia Tech and Clemson and canceling the official visits to both schools.
The battle between UNC and NCSU lasted about a month, but in the end North Carolina was just a better fit for the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder.
"I just thought it was the right place for me," explained Hemby. "It's a nice football program, the facilities are nice, and I like the campus and the players."
With Hemby blanketing half the secondary, Freedom recorded an 8-3 record. On the year he had seven interceptions running one in for a touchdown.
According to Hemby, he is fully qualified, but isn't quite sure when he plans to enroll.