Searcy Shocked by Coaching Change

DaNorris Searcy was shocked when he found out that John Bunting would not be returning as head coach of North Carolina in 2007.

"He has [been relieved of his duties]?" Searcy asked Sunday night. "I didn't know."

Although caught off guard by the news, Searcy, who verbally committed to UNC, knew that the future of the coaching staff was in question.

"They told me that they could be let go," said Searcy. "But, I didn't really think that it would happen."

Searcy, a 6-foot 190-pound athlete from Decatur (Ga.) Towers, hasn't had enough time to allow the situation to sink in.

"I don't know [how I feel]," said Searcy. "I'm still kind of shocked, right now."

Currently, Searcy said he is now unsure of his college future.

"I'm going to talk it out with my parents before I make my decision," said Searcy. "I don't know [when I'll have a decision], hopefully before my birthday [November 16th]."

Before committing to the Tar Heels in July, Searcy held scholarship offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, and Southern Miss.

North Carolina recruited Searcy to play safety. However for Towers, Searcy stars at tailback and outside linebacker. On the year he has rushed for 985 yards and 13 touchdowns and accumulated 55 (23 solo) including 15 for a loss.

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