UNC Commitment Looking At Irish

North Carolina commitment T.J. Thorpe is still committed to the Tar Heels, but he will likely take a look at a few schools that have offered him. The standout athlete from C. E. Jordan High School (Durham, N.C.) has an offer from the Irish and he could make an unofficial to South Bend this summer.

T.J. Thorpe (6-foot-0, 180-pounds) committed to North Carolina in the beginning of March, but since that time he has accumulated several additional offers that have given him reason to at least consider his options.

"I'd like to think that it's a solid verbal, but you can never been too sure with coaching changes, so I want to keep my options open for what might happen at the end of next year." Thorpe said. "I do have a lot of interest in Notre Dame. They offered me a few a weeks ago. It's a school that I always thought about going to. Since they started recruiting me, it kind of opened my eyes to them.

"I do think I will take a visit to Notre Dame this summer, because I haven't seen them and they have offered me," he said. "I know that it's a real good school. Just the fact that they wanted to recruit me is a real big honor in my eyes. I do want to give them a fair chance and that's pretty much it. I want to go up there and see what they have to offer and then just keep weighing my options."

While Thorpe has his eyes on Notre Dame, he is looking to check out several other schools this summer as well.

"I don't have a firm date (to visit Notre Dame)," Thorpe explained. "I know it will be in the summer. I know my parents and I are working on that. UCLA, Stanford, I want to get to those two. I want to visit Clemson, and possibly Ohio State also.

"Most schools are recruiting me to play wide receiver, but some schools are recruiting me to play corner. UCLA is supposed to be sending me an offer in the mail and they want me to play safety or corner. Notre Dame has offered me as a corner."

Thorpe currently holds scholarship offers from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest.

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