Quinn Picks Tar Heels

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. --- Robert Quinn stepped to the Fort Dorchester High School podium on Wednesday and pulled out a UNC hat. (Signing Day photos and video included)

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Announcement:

Q&A with Quinn:

Quinn, a 6-4, 245-pound four-star defensive end, picked the Tar Heels over finalists Alabama and Auburn.

Q&A WITH ROBERT QUINN

When did you decide on North Carolina?

"I thought I made up my mind earlier ... but I woke up this morning and my heart told me to go to North Carolina."

Where were you leaning prior to that?

"My heart had me spinning in circles. It was Alabama at one point, South Carolina at one point, Auburn at one point. But this morning, the day of Signing Day, I woke up thinking North Carolina and now I'm going to be a Tar Heel."

Before you woke up this morning, where did you think you were headed?

"Last night I talked to my mom and dad for a while and thought it was Auburn, but I was talking to one of my teammates' parents, a preacher, and he told me to sleep on it and thank God for everything ... and I woke up this morning thinking about North Carolina."

You're also a very successful wrestler - did that factor into your decision at all?

"Wrestling, I didn't factor that in. It was all football and I went with where I felt the most comfortable at. And that's what I'm sticking with."

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