Reddick Commits During Visit

During his North Carolina official visit, Kevin Reddick made a decision that seemed likely since the spring. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker from New Bern (N.C.) verbally committed to the Tar Heels.

"I just had a good time with the fellas," Reddick said. "I felt like [UNC] was where I wanted to be."

With his parents by his side, Reddick verbally committed to Butch Davis Sunday morning before ending his official visit.

"Basically, he asked me what I wanted to do," Reddick said. "I just told him I wanted to be there. He said: ‘Are you sure.' I was like, ‘Yeah.' So he was like, ‘Welcome aboard.'"

Since UNC extended Reddick a scholarship offer in the spring, he made numerous unofficial visits to the campus and claimed the Tar Heels as his leader.

"I had already told them a while back that this was where I wanted to be," Reddick said. "So I was just firming up my decision."

Being able to spend a significant amount of time with current UNC players during his official visit played a major role in Reddick's decision.

"We just had a ball, we went everywhere," said Reddick, who was hosted by Marvin Austin. "We just hung out with the fellas and all that. We were on Franklin Street most of the time and then the dorms."

Reddick's stay also included a long discussion with UNC linebacker coach Tommy Thigpen.

"He was just telling me I'll be coming in looking at some playing time at MIKE [middle linebacker]," Reddick said. "So he said when I come in, I have to start to go to work."

At middle linebacker, Reddick was the centerpiece of New Bern's defense, which played a major part in winning the NCHSAA 4A State Championship.

Reddick also started at inside linebacker for North Carolina's Shrine Bowl squad and led the team with seven tackles (five solo) including 4.5 for a loss and a sack.

Reddick is scheduled to take an official visit to South Carolina this coming weekend. He hasn't decided the fate of that trip, yet.

"I think I still might take the visit to South Carolina – I'm not sure," Reddick said.

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