Jolly Bonds With Future Teammates

Tavorris Jolly has spent a lot of time in Chapel Hill the last few months.

He was the first 2006 Tar Heel commitment way back in April, when he pledged after the Spring Game. He came to the Tar Heel camp in the summer and also attended many of the Carolina home games in the fall. His high school football career culminated with Shelby (N.C.) winning a state championship win at Kenan Stadium earning him MVP honors. Finally, Jolly made his official visit to North Carolina along with many of the current and future Tar Heels this past weekend.

"It was an awesome experience on my official visit," he said. "I spent time with a lot of the other commitments like Deunta Williams, Ryan Taylor, and Greg Elleby.

Jolly also met the uncommitted players that were visiting, mainly defensive end Brian Whitmore. While Whitmore didn't tip his hand, Jolly said he had a "gut feeling" that the Heels would land the star prospect.

Jolly, who at 5-11, 180 pounds expects to play cornerback at UNC, said the highlight of the trip was the time spent bonding with his future teammates and coaches.

"I also enjoyed visiting with the current players and coaches," he added. "The best part of the trip was being around the players and coaches and seeing how everyone got along."

He's already had a taste of playing at Kenan Stadium, with the aforementioned state title game, and is eager to get back on that field.

"Winning the championship in Chapel Hill was a great experience," Jolly said. "I thought of what it might be like playing on this field. I can't wait to get there."

Jolly expects to enroll at at UNC on June (20th) to start summer school and begin strength and conditioning work with the football team.

He has some unfinished business in track this spring as he attempts to win the state championship in the 110m hurdles.

"I finished third last year but I think I could have won if I hadn't hit the last hurdle which slowed me up some."

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