Wear: 'It's Going to be Fun'

Travis and David Wear are a part of the nation's top ranked recruiting class. That will become official as both sign on the dotted line Wednesday.

"I'm pretty sure it's No. 1 right now, so I'm pretty happy with that," Travis Wear said. "With John [Henson], Dexter [Strickland] and Leslie [McDonald], next to me and my brother I think we are at the top right now. It puts us in good shape for competing for national championships when we get there."

Roy Williams apparently agrees, as he told both of the Wears and their three other classmates that the 2009 class surpassed his expectations.

"He said our class is unbelievable and that he's happiest coach in the country," Wear said. "He said we have the number one recruiting class for 2009 right now."

Both Williams and Wear are right. UNC's class certainly puts them in great position for future success. A few weeks ago during North Carolina's ‘Late Night' festivities, the entire class got a chance to get together and discuss their future.

"We spent 20 days with Leslie at USA, so we know him real well," Wear said. "We played against John in the summer. All five of us were together on our official visits to North Carolina two weekends ago, so we all hung out together and had a good time. We all get along real well, it's going to be fun."

"We are all really good. We work with each other well and cohesively. None of us are selfish players and play as a team. That's a good outlook to have, so it's going to be fun."

Each of the five Tar Heel commitments will sign their Letter of Intent this week. The 6-10, 230-pound Wear twins – ranked No. 41 and No. 42 in Scout.com's 2009 rankings - will sign their papers during a signing day ceremony at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei on Wednesday.

"Our school is holding a signing day conference for all the seniors that are signing and to talk to the media," Travis Wear said. "It's going to be held in the event center at our school. The press will be there. My brother and I and Andy [Brown] that play various sports will be there to sign their Letters of Intent."

"It's coming to an end," he continued. "After I verbally committed to North Carolina all of it died down. The recruiting process was fun, but I'm happy it's over now and I can focus on getting ready for my senior season and my freshman year at North Carolina."

Although David wasn't available for an interview, Travis expressed their desire to put on a Tar Heel jersey and made it clear that they felt proud to be a future member of the North Carolina family.

"It's a great honor," Wear said. "Obviously with the tradition that North Carolina has and to be able to go in there with my brother and try to continue that tradition is going to be a great honor. Playing alongside some of those guys is going to be a lot of fun."


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