Craddock Still Committed

North Carolina 2007 football commitment Albert Craddock is back in school after undergoing a stomach operation late last fall. Meanwhile, SW Guilford coach Bryan Davis told Inside Carolina that if today were Signing Day, the Tar Heels would receive his letter of intent.

However "Deciding Day," as Davis calls it, is not today. In fact, it's an eternity from now in football recruiting time. Yet it appears UNC has withstood the test of at least one visit to Auburn.

Davis says Craddock's commitment to UNC remains intact.

"Carolina is his baseline," Davis said. "He has everybody to compare against North Carolina. I don't know that he enjoyed Auburn as much as he did Carolina.

"I'm not sure that he's to the point where he knows exactly where he wants to be. But if today was deciding day, I would really think it would be North Carolina."

Davis said coaches from Virginia Tech are also knocking down the door and more representatives from top Division I programs are expected to visit later this month.

"The whole recruiting process is…I don't want to say to ‘confuse' the kid, but at least they're going to come by and let him know the options that are out there; and I told him I would be there for him," Davis said.

Near the end of last season, doctors noticed an extra growth in Craddock's abdomen and it was removed successfully.

As a result, Craddock lost about 15 pounds, but is back up to about 190 now Davis reports. For that reason, as well as the fact that his film speaks for him, Craddock has not been participating in recent combines.

"He seems to be coming around nicely," Davis said. "He'll be back to 200 before we know it. But simply because he had fallen so much out of shape, it was my suggestion for him not [do the combine circuit] because I did not want him to hurt himself either physically – or the way people look at him."

Craddock is planning to return to action for the Shrine Bowl combine at Jamestown Ragsdale on April 29. He's also expects to go to a one-day camp at UNC and some other schools.

Finally, Davis addressed concerns that he was trying to sway Craddock away from UNC, which spawned from comments he made to IC shortly after Craddock's commitment in early March.

"I personally hope he goes somewhere close, and if that's Carolina then that's great," Davis said. "I'm a huge Carolina fan. But I would love for him – coming from High Point – to see all these other places and make an informed decision."

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