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Big commitment weekend for UNC

The North Carolina Tar Heels received at least four verbal commitments this weekend and will be getting help at some key positions.
"I committed today," said 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety Stephen Green from Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski County. "I really liked my host, Fred Sparkman, and the coaching staff. This is a beautiful area and I really feel comfortable here. They want me as a cornerback and I like the challenge of playing that position."
Green will still take an official visit to Kansas State (Jan. 16) and Nebraska (Jan. 23) to look around, but feels solid with UNC.
"I'll just take those trips, but I feel comfortable here," he said. "I loved my visit."
Green will be joined in the defensive backfield by Daniel "Willie" Phelps, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback.
"I committed as well," he said. "I like the atmosphere here and the players. The climate is great too, since I'm from Florida I don't want it to be too hot or too cold. The coaching staff is nice as well. I'm not taking any more visits, I'm solid."
Phelps chose UNC over offers from Tennessee, Iowa State and Louisville.
The duo will be joined by a couple of offensive stars as well. Running back Antwain Carey and wideout Brooks Foster are also on board.
"All four of us committed," said Green. "Antwain and Brooks aren't here right now, but they're solid too. We all felt we could make UNC better and bring the program back."
Carey is a 6-foot-0, 205-pounder from Cheaspeak (Va.) Deep Creek while Foster is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wideout from Boiling Springs, S.C. Carey chose UNC over an offer from Virginia Tech while Foster chose the Heels over offers from Maryland, Clemson, Kentucky and others.