Commitment(s) On The Way?

North Carolina appears on the verge of landing its third verbal commitment of the class of 2006 -- and with that could come its fourth commitment as well.

Kendrick Burney, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete from Jacksonville (N.C.) Southwest Onslow, has favored North Carolina, East Carolina, N.C. State, and Clemson for some time now. However, he recently revealed one school has separated itself from the pack.

"A leader right now would be [North] Carolina," said Burney. "It's just the way they have recruited me, and the way the people are when I visit there."

Apparently, Burney is so pleased with the Tar Heels that he is all but committed.

"I'm not waiting for or looking for anything," said Burney. "I kind of found what I'm looking for; I'm just playing out to see what others have to offer."

Burney plans to have a decision made before his senior season, and revealed that friend and fellow UNC target Deunta Williams will play a major role in that decision.

"Yea, we are going to go to the same place together," said Burney. "Me and him have known each other since middle school and with us being recruited we combined together and decided we want to play besides each other. So we decided we are going to make the decision together."

Before verbally committing, Burney will take unofficial visits and attend summer camps. He will have to balance this traveling with a hefty summer baseball schedule.

Along with the Tar Heels, Burney has received scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, East Carolina and Duke. Also, South Carolina and N.C. State seem close to adding their names to Burney's offer sheet.

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