Bullock Ready to Sign

Reggie Bullock has considered himself a Tar Heel for quite some time, but this week the 6-foot-6 shooting guard will officially become a member of the program when he signs his Letter of Intent.

"It means a lot to me," Bullock said of signing. "I've always wanted to go to [North Carolina] and it's going to be an honor for me to actually sign the Letter of Intent and to go to that school.

"I like the players," he said. "The coaches are really good and they treat me like family there. They are a good winning program and they are a good school for my major, which is communications. It's just going to be a good day for me."

Although the fall signing period begins on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Bullock, a five-star prospect out of Kinston (N.C.) High, plans to put his signature on his letter the second day of the signing period.

"I'm signing on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at my school in the performing arts center," Bullock said. "Some of my family members and coaches and a couple TV stations will be there."

Bullock, Scout.com's No. 2 shooting guard in the 2010 class, committed to Roy Williams and his program in early January of 2008. Bullock said it was an easy decision then and now he's ready to make it official.

"It was pretty easy to me during my recruitment," Bullock said. "I always wanted to go to that school so when I finally had a chance to go to it, it was an easy decision. I just wanted to get it out of the way so I could focus on my books. I'm just ready to sign and move on with my dream."

Bullock wasn't the only 2010 commit that gave the Heels a pledge early in his career. UNC's other 2010 early signee – Kendall Marshall – jumped on board with the North Carolina program several months before Bullock. That's something Marshall and Bullock have discussed.

"I've been committed for almost two years," Bullock said. Kendall and I talked about it when we linked up for our official [visits last month]. It's been so long and we still haven't reached Carolina. Most people commit during their junior and senior years and we committed during our sophomore year."

Through the Carolina connection, AAU ball and summer camps, Marshall and Bullock have grown to be close friends -- so close that Bullock considers Marshall a brother type figure in his life.

"He probably tells me some things that he wouldn't even tell his mom or dad," Bullock said. "I call him like my brother because he's going to be my brother for the next four years of my life and wherever we end up. He'll always be in my heart and I love him like a brother. I'm just ready to do this college thing with him."

On the court Bullock has a pretty good feel for Marshall's game as well. Bullock described Marshall as a true point guard and clearly is looking forward to playing with him.

"Kendall is a smooth guard that can control the game," he said. "He's a good point guard that looks for shooters and that's another reason I'm glad Carolina recruited him. He's not a score first point guard, he's a pass first guy. He sees the court real well. He's a smart player and a strong student. He's just a floor general on the court."

Although Bullock and Marshall are Carolina's only two prospects currently committed, there's a chance they could add the nation's top recruit – Harrison Barnes.

"I'm going to send him a text message and tell him that I would love for him to come to Carolina …" Bullock said.

Before Bullock and Marshall head off to Chapel Hill together, they each still have to complete their senior seasons. Bullock has set lofty goals for his last year of high school basketball.

"I want to be the first McDonalds All-American at our school," he said. "I want to win the state championship and be the MVP of the state championship game. I want to have a winning season, graduate from high school and move on with my life. "

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