Searcy, a 6-foot 195-pound athlete from Decatur (Ga.) Towers, committed to North Carolina during the Tar Heels' July camp, but decided to open things up slightly after John Bunting's dismissal.
A week ago, Searcy traveled to Oxford for his official visit with Mississippi. He left impressed and wondering if UNC could top it.
"I don't know which one was better, but I didn't get any feeling at Ole Miss," said Searcy.
Searcy, who was hosted by Hilee Taylor, "mostly just hung out" during his stay. He also received his first opportunity to speak to North Carolina's newly hired head football coach, Butch Davis.
"He said he's looking for great players to come in," said Searcy. "I love him because he came straight – he didn't hide anything from me. He wants me as a safety."
Before leaving campus, Searcy informed Davis that he would be re-committing.
"He told me congratulations and that he looked forward to me being a Tar Heel," said Searcy.
Searcy has canceled his planned official visit to Virginia Tech and won't be scheduling any additional trips.
"I'm done with visits," said Searcy. "Signing Day is the only thing I'm looking forward to now."
For Towers, Searcy starred at linebacker and tailback. He ended his senior season with 1,607 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns on offense. Defensively, he collected 71 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumble and an interception.