GT Verbal has Tough Decision Ahead

Georgia Tech pledge Malcolm Munroe traveled to North Carolina over the weekend for his final official visit.

"It affects [my commitment] a little bit," Munroe said of his visit. "… It will be a tough decision, but it's between Georgia Tech and North Carolina.

"[UNC] is a great place with a great opportunity for me, as well as with Georgia Tech. It's going to be a tough decision – no doubt."

Munroe, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound linebacker from Miami (Fla.) Coral Reef, originally verbally committed to the Yellow Jackets after taking official visits to Auburn, Louisville, and Georgia Tech. He later began to consider UNC after Georgia Tech fired head coach Chan Gailey.

For the final lap of his recruitment, Munroe will host two in-home visits: newly hired Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson on Wednesday, and UNC linebacker coach Tommy Thigpen next week. Munroe has already received an in-home from Butch Davis.

Munroe will make his final decision right before Signing Day.

"I'm going to weigh the positives and negatives of each school and then just determine what's the best opportunity for me," Munroe said.

This past weekend's official visit marked the first time Munroe has even been in the state of North Carolina.

"It was nice," Munroe said. "Nothing mind blowing, but it was nice."

Kennedy Tinsley, a sophomore linebacker, hosted Munroe for the weekend.

"He showed me the dorms," Munroe said. "I got a chance to see how the city is, the student life. It seemed like a real family, friendly atmosphere. I really liked it."

Saturday afternoon, Munroe and Tinsley made their way to the Smith Center to watch UNC's basketball team play rival NC State.

"North Carolina killed them," Munroe said. "It was a great atmosphere."

Munroe's stay concluded with the customary meeting with Davis.

"We talked about his plans with the program," Munroe said. "It's an up-and-coming program with a great future ahead."

Munroe had long conversations with most of the coaches on UNC's staff including a very in-depth meeting with defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

"Coach Pagano showed me some film," Munroe said. "I learned some things about offensive tendencies. He showed me where I'd play and the defensive scheme."

UNC is recruiting Munroe as a strongside linebacker (SAM).

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