Speedy 'Back is a Tar Heel

Hunter Furr was among the handful of visitors that pledged to North Carolina Saturday.

"I verbally committed to North Carolina today during their Junior Day," Furr said.

Furr, a 6-foot, 200-pound tailback from Winston-Salem (N.C.) Mount Tabor, committed to UNC over scholarship offers from NC State and Wake Forest, and strong interest from Clemson.

"Just everything seemed right," Furr said. "I liked what the whole staff had to say. I liked what Coach [Butch] Davis had to say. I just like the whole university. The football program is definitely on the rise. It's an in-state school, so my parents can come and watch me play."

Despite the early nature of his pledge, Furr says his commitment to UNC is firm.

"It's 100-percent," Furr said. "I'm going to be a Tar Heel one day."

Furr doesn't believe he'll visit any other school.

"I was going to visit Clemson," Furr said. "It came down to Clemson and North Carolina. And I was going to go to Clemson in about a month, but I don't think I'm going to visit now."

Steve Hagen is Furr's recruiting contact at UNC.

"My relationship with him is great," Furr said. "I can ask him any question and he speaks the truth. He's been straight up with me through the whole process."

An athlete by nature, with a recorded 40-yard dash of under 4.3, Furr could play several positions at the collegiate level.

"When I get on [UNC's] campus I'm going to play running back," Furr said. "I'm going to start off at running back, but there's an option to switch to strong safety, also."

Furr stars at tailback for Mount Tabor. As a junior, he rushed for 1,700 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also played situationally at safety.

Furr attended UNC's camp last summer and was offered a scholarship in December.

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