Ellington: 'On Paper [The Class] Looks Great'

Although he gave a verbal commitment to North Carolina about five months ago, Wayne Ellington still has a little bit of business to attend to before he officially becomes a part of the Tar Heels 2006 recruiting class. The 6-4 guard from Merion (Pa.) Episcopal will take care of that final piece of business on Wednesday when he signs his letter of intent.

"I'm just going to sit down with my family, read it over and do it," Ellington told Inside Carolina. "I'm not going to do anything special for signing day."

While he doesn't have any grand plans or ceremonies scheduled to honor his signing, the versatile guard is looking forward to the signing. He isn't sure exactly what it will feel like, he just knows that it will feel good.

"I'm not sure, I just think that it is going to feel good to know exactly where I'm going and for it to be official," said Ellington. "I'll be focused in and can't change my mind."

Since he made his decision so long ago, Ellington has spent a lot of time following the recruitment of his future teammates. Needless to say he's excited about joining a class with as much talent as the one Roy Williams has assembled.

"I think it is going to be a good -- I think it is great actually," said Ellington. "With all of the guys we've got coming in, on paper it looks great. Now we just have to put it together on the court next year.

"I think I've seen everybody but Deon Thompson play and Brandan was a real surprise. I didn't think he'd go to Carolina so I was definitely surprised when he made his decision."

With recruiting finally behind him, Ellington is looking forward to his high school swan song. He doesn't have any concrete goals, he just wants to enjoy his senior year and have fun.

"I just want to go out there and have fun and be successful," said Ellington. "It's my last season and I want to go out there and win as much as possible before moving on."

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