"When Coach [John] Bunting was fired, at first, I was sliding away from North Carolina. Ole Miss started talking to me and I didn't know who was going to be the coach at North Carolina. Ole Miss had offered and wanted to know if I could do an official. I told them after the season and so they squeezed me in the 8th through the 10th of December."
Searcy, a 6-foot 170-pound athlete from Decatur (Ga.) Towers, has also scheduled an official visit with North Carolina for December 1st.
"No particular reason [for that weekend]," said Searcy. "[I chose that date] just to set up a date."
Although he hasn't ruled out the idea of visiting any others, Searcy currently isn't in official visit talks with any other schools.
Searcy is now aware that Butch Davis will replace Bunting, but like most Tar Heel commits, Searcy knows very little about Davis outside of his two head coaching stints.
"I've heard good things," said Searcy. "I heard what he did at Miami. I heard how he went to the Cleveland Browns and turned them around before he left."
With a 5-5 record, Towers missed the playoffs this season. However, individually, Searcy improved on his junior season numbers.
"I feel like I went out with a bang," said Searcy. "This year I did a lot better than last year."
Searcy ended the season with 1,607 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. Defensively, he collected 71 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumble and an interception.
With Friday nights now free, Searcy is supporting friend and fellow UNC pledge Fonterrian Ingram by attending his playoff games.