Bynum ready to sign his LOI

ELLENWOOD, Ga. – North Carolina football commitment Shelton Bynum doesn't even think about college football much these days.

Inside Carolina recently caught up with the 6-4, 300+-pound tackle that is relieved his official recruitment will come to a close this Wednesday about 8:30 a.m.

That is when he will fax in his national letter of intent to play football at UNC.

"I'm ready to get it over with and make it official that I am going to Carolina," Bynum said. "It's just another phase of life."

When asked if he had gotten wind of a reported commitment by Winston-Salem Carver recruit Isaiah "Puff" Thomas, Bynum replied, "Isaiah Thomas…what does he play? Now that I've made my decision, I've just been getting on with everyday life.

"I know [UNC] has a good recruiting class coming in," he said. "It's been on the Internet, and I've talked to Coach [Gunter] Brewer about who they have coming in. I know they've got one of the top classes coming in."

Bynum was most impressed by the attention he got from all the coaches and schools and from what he saw written about him on the football recruiting websites.

"The [UNC] coaches said that I can come in and start right off the bat," Bynum said. "They me expect me to work hard and for it to all pay off.

"I want to play defense, and they have told me that I'm going to play defense."

As has become the pleasant cry from high school coaches across the southeast this year, Ellenwood coach Robert Price said he was impressed with the Tar Heel coaches:

"The recruiting coach stayed in touch and kept up a good relationship with Shelton and his parents," Rice said. "Coach Bunting coming down in person was big also. He feels like it's a good place for him become a good student athlete."

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