Tar Heels Land First '07 Commitment

On a day in which the Class of 2006 solidified its future, one member of that class made up his mind but will wait until next year to enroll. Tori Childers, a wide receiver from Rock Hill, S.C., has become the first commitment for North Carolina's class of 2007.

"I have been placed into Hargrave Military Academy and I will be enrolling at North Carolina in January of 2007," Childers said. "Last week they came through and let me know that they are just going to place me, I am going to go there for summer school and then I will be able to enroll for the spring."

Childers, a 6-6, 215-pound wideout with a 40 inch vertical leap, also claimed offers from South Carolina and Tennessee. He said that he felt that the Tar Heels were right thanks to the environment of the campus, the academics, and his primary recruiter.

"The recruiting coach, Coach Powell is one of the best men I've ever met," Childers. "He keeps things real with you, and he really persuaded me well that way. Knowing that I have someone like Coach Powell in there with me really helped make my decision."

While most prospects will try out for Hargrave at the end of the month, Childers is able to bypass the process as a placed player. He was also able to speak with post-graduate head coach Robert Prunty briefly.

"He's was just talking about coming to school what to be prepared for and making sure I have my head on my shoulders," Childers said.

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