Jolly Commits On The Spot

There was only one school Tarvorris Jolly of Shelby (N.C.) wanted a scholarship offer from. When that school extended an offer Saturday, Jolly jumped at the opportunity despite it being so early in his recruitment.

"I've been waiting on an offer and I have wanted to go to North Carolina since the ninth grade," said Jolly. "Once I got the chance I made the decision to [verbally] commit. I was just ready."

Saturday afternoon Jolly attended the Tar Heels' Spring Game. After the conclusion of the day's events, head coach John Bunting presented Jolly with an official scholarship offer. Firm on his feelings about Chapel Hill, Jolly immediately accepted.

"I love the campus and the education that I'll be able to get by going to school there," he said.

Jolly plans to stick by his pledge and will only visit and camp at Chapel Hill. UNC was the first school to offer, but most ACC and SEC schools had been recruiting the athlete since the beginning of his junior year.

Jolly is being recruited by the Tar Heels to play either wide receiver or defensive back. Shelby uses the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder, who owns a 4.45-second forty, primarily at tailback where he rushed for 987 yards and 15 touchdowns on 109 carries. Coming out of the backfield he caught 29 passes for 538 yards and two touchdowns.

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