QB Roger Heinz chooses North Carolina

From BorderWars.com and Scott Kennedy: Roger Heinz has been one of the most sought after QB's in the south this year. After completing a camp tour, he chose North Carolina. Heinz continues the Tar Heel's red hot start to the 2003 recruiting season.

North Carolina has continued its hot start this summer by picking up a verbal commitment from North Florida Christian quarterback Roger Heinz. Heinz is teammates with arguably the #1 player in the nation Ernie Sims, and together they led NFC to another state title. Heinz had over 2,000 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior, and with his decision out of the way, he can focus on an even bigger senior year.

When Heinz took his latest camp tour, Clemson looked like the team to beat, but UNC came away with the commitment. What swayed Heinz to the Tar Heels? "The main thing I liked about North Carolina was the coaching staff," said Heinz. "That's the biggest thing; I really clicked with the coaches. I've been to quite a few schools and visited with quite a few coaches, and I just loved it there. When I first got to Clemson, I thought it was incredible, but I wanted to make sure I saw everyone else too. When I got to Carolina, I just liked it better. I like the campus, the atmosphere, and the environment. The rolling hills in Chapel Hill, man, just everything."

Heinz took the time to visit a lot of schools this summer unofficially, and he said that will pretty much do it for him. "Sure, it would be fun to take some official visits, but I don't want to risk making anyone mad or anything. I know this is a business, and North Carolina has a right to expect me to honor my commitment, so I don't want to do anything to jeopardize that relationship. So I'll just go to UNC on an official, and that's it."

UNC is off to a tremendous start to the recruiting season, and Heinz is the 6th public commitment, and is one of the hottest prospects in the region getting offers from Maryland, Clemson, Wake Forest, Alabama, Cincinnati, South Florida, and Louisville.

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