"It was a lot of pressure on top of the season," Kedra said.
According to Kedra, he decided he would choose the Tar Heels over Penn State while in Chapel Hill for his visit two weeks ago.
"When I was down for the Georgia Tech game, I talked a lot about it with my parents," he said, also mentioning the importance of the talks he had with fellow recruits and the UNC coaches. "Then I pretty much knew. ... It'll be a good thing to have Nick [Cangelosi] as a security blanket."
Besides North Carolina, Kedra also received scholarship offers from Penn State, Nebraska, Virginia and Boston College, among others.
Joe Kedra - Stats: 3.3 GPA; 4.67 40-yd dash; 300 bench; Camden Catholic does not max out on squat and power clean lifts. Junior stats: 189 total tackles; 5 ints; 4 def. td's; 3 sacks; 2 forced fumbles; 1st team all-state (AP).