Searcy, a North Carolina signee from Decatur (Ga.) Towers, also runs the 100-meter hurdles.
Track has caused Searcy to slim down to 195 pounds – 10 pounds lighter than his football playing weight. Before arriving at UNC, he hopes to be back up to 205.
To help Searcy bulk up, he's been following the workout instructions North Carolina sent him.
"When I first started, I woke up in the morning real sore," said Searcy. "But now that I'm used to it, it's going good now.
"The reps are longer than what I'm used to doing. I had to get used to it, but now I'm good with it."
Searcy corresponds with North Carolina every other week. His communication has shifted from primary recruiter Tommy Thigpen to future position coach Chuck Pagano.
"[Pagano] wants me to come up there ready to play," said Searcy. "He expects big things out of me."
Although he played tailback and linebacker at Towers, Searcy will start out at free safety for North Carolina.
"They said I have a real good chance of playing early," said Searcy. "I just have to come up there ready to work hard. I've just got to work hard and know the playbook and I'll be good to go."
However, Searcy is just looking to contribute.
"I just want to come up there and help the team any way I can," he said.
Searcy is already qualified academically and said he will arrive on campus on June 18th.