Frierson Not Yet Ready to Decide

On Sunday night, Evan Frierson told "I'm a Tar Heel." An hour later, he changed his mind and decided he wasn't ready to end his recruitment.

"I want to think about everything before I make this commitment," Frierson said. "I'm not sure yet, so I'm not a [UNC] commit right now.

"It's one of the biggest decisions of my life. I want to think about everything in general before I make this decision."

After informing two UNC assistants of his decision to commit, Frierson called the coaches back.

"I talked to Coach Thigpen and Coach Chuck Pagano," Frierson said. "Coach Thigpen said there's no pressure, they want me to make the right decision."

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker from Washington (D.C.) Woodson has narrowed his choices down to UNC and Illinois. He took an official visit to UNC this past weekend and received a scholarship offer from the Tar Heel staff.

"Man, I love Chapel Hill," Frierson said. "It's like a family down there. "Everybody is so down to earth and family related and that's what I'm looking for.

"During the visit, Bruce [Carter] and Quan [Sturdivant] were just so cool. I had a lot of fun with them. Everything went well [during the visit]."

Frierson said he also has offers from Tennessee, Ohio and Akron.

UNC aims to use Frierson as a weakside linebacker.

"They said I have a good chance of coming in and competing for playing time at linebacker," Frierson said. "They feel like I can play any three of the linebacker positions."

As a senior, Frierson played middle for Woodson, recording 79 tackles including eight sacks, three interceptions, and three forced fumbles.

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