Craddock: 'I'm Sticking With UNC'

While he doesn't approve of North Carolina's decision to relieve John Bunting of his head coaching duties, Albert Craddock has confirmed that his pledge to the Tar Heels is now firm.

"I'm sticking with North Carolina," said Craddock. "I really don't like that Coach Bunting isn't going to be their coach any more, but I have to accept it and move on.

"I've always been a fan of North Carolina and I've always felt comfortable on campus. That's the place I want to be."

Craddock, a 6-foot-2 200-pound jumbo athlete from High Point (N.C.) Southwest Guilford, verbally committed to North Carolina in the spring, but constantly mentioned the notion of visiting other schools. He now has no plans to visit any school outside of UNC.

Craddock knows very little thus far of Butch Davis, the Tar Heels' new head football coach.

"I know he coached the Cleveland Browns and was at Miami," said Craddock. "I heard he's a pretty good coach and I hope he can do what he did [at Miami] at Carolina."

Marvin Sanders, his current primary recruiter at Carolina, informed Craddock that Davis will be in touch as soon as he officially becomes the head coach of UNC, after the Duke game.

"Right now, I'm waiting to see what he's all about," said Craddock.

Amid the coaching change, Craddock's senior season came to a sudden halt with a second round playoff loss.

"It went well, it could have gone better," said Craddock. "During the season, you don't think about much, but when it's over it makes you think about a lot. Like ‘Man, what could I have changed to win this game, or that game.'"

With Craddock starting at both fullback and linebacker, Southwest Guilford posted a 6-6 record. He ended the season with 13 total touchdowns (ten rushing, two interception returns, and a kickoff return).

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