Guy Commits to UNC

After allowing a day for his North Carolina official visit to sink, Dion Guy decided he wants to become a Tar Heel.

"I told the coaches yesterday that I wanted to come, but I confirmed [a commitment] with Coach ‘Thig' [Tommy Thigpen] a few minutes ago," Guy said Monday at noon. "They're sending my Letter-of-Intent either today or tomorrow."

Guy, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker from Washington (D.C.) Woodson, verbally committed to UNC over scholarship offers from Illinois, Kent State and Ohio.

"They're a family and they're building their program," Guy said. "Everyone is together. I already knew Marvin [Austin] and LeCount [Fantroy]. They showed me around down there when I was down there. They told me that I could start early. I really like the coaches – Coach [John] Blake and the rest of them."

This past weekend's official visit played a major role in Guy's decision.

"I wanted to see how the campus was and where I would be living for the next four to five years," Guy said. "So each visit had a major impact on my decision. I also wanted to see how their academics were and what the chances were for me to start."

Guy, who has also taken official visits to Kent State and Ohio, was hosted by Aleric Mullins during his UNC stay.

During his official visit, Guy discovered that he will be moved to defensive end.

"I think [defensive end] is easier than linebacker because you have less responsibility," Guys said.

Guy played defensive end as a freshman at Woodson, but played middle linebacker for the rest of his high school career. As a senior, he racked up 103 tackles, four sacks, four interceptions, and forced three fumbles.

After dropping the first three games, Woodson went on an eight-game winning streak, which landed them in the 38th Annual DCIAA Turkey Bowl, Washington D.C.'s version of a state championship. Woodson lost to Washington (D.C.) Dunbar, despite Guy's recorded safety and 8 tackles.

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