Bunn Excited to Enroll

D.J. Bunn's lengthy journey to Chapel Hill concludes Monday, as he will be finally enrolling at North Carolina.

"I'm just real excited," Bunn said. "I was supposed to start back in the fall. The setback just makes it a little more exciting to come in the spring. And I'm excited for spring ball."

Bunn made his verbal commitment to UNC one month short of two years ago. He was expected to enroll with the 2009 signing class this past summer or fall. However, the 5-foot-11, 200-pounder failed to qualify out of Smithfield (N.C.) Smithfield-Selma High and prepped a semester at Hargrave Military Academy.

"[Going to Hargrave] gave me a lot more discipline," Bunn said. "Playing with a high level of competition [and] playing against [UNC's JV team] can only help me prepare for playing in college."

At Hargrave, Bunn started out at cornerback but was moved to safety midway through the season. He played both cornerback and safety, in addition to wingback on offense, during his career at Smithfield-Selma.

Bunn will continue to play in the secondary at UNC.

"I think it's going to be safety; every time I talk to [the UNC coaches], that's what they say," Bunn said. "I'm supposed to meet with my position coach Sunday afternoon so I'll find out for sure then."

Regardless, Bunn knows UNC doesn't have much playing time to offer at either position this coming season. All four starting defensive backs return.

"They're pretty stacked," Bunn said. "I just plan on coming in, working hard, and trying to get in on special teams and then maybe getting in a little bit of time at safety or cornerback."

Bunn isn't opposed to red-shirting, but like most players he wants to see the field this coming season.

Bunn will be rooming with sophomore offensive lineman Brennan Williams.

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