Fort Myers (Fla.) South Fort Myers defensive back Nate Dortch made his way to Chapel Hill to participate in North Carolina's camp. He will make his way back to South Florida as a new commitment to Butch Davis and his staff.
"I committed to North Carolina today," Dortch said. "The academic programs are great and I loved the campus. I really like the coaching staff."
"This was all brought upon by the visit," Dortch added. "During the visit I liked it more and more, basically the academics and the program they have going with football, I fell in love with it. It made it an easy decision."
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He was accompanied on the visit by his mother and father, both of whom approve of his decision.
"They loved it," Dortch said. "Whatever decision I make, they were going to back me on it, but they loved it. The best thing like I said before is the academics, because academics are first in my family."
Dortch chose the Tar Heels over offers from Ball State, Indiana, Iowa State, South Alabama, and Western Kentucky. Despite the possibility of more offers coming in, Dortch said he is done with the recruiting process and locked in on attending the Atlantic Coast Conference school.
"I am definitely going to North Carolina," Dortch said. "This decision takes a lot of pressure off my back and I love the campus, the school, and everything they have going on."
The 5-foot-11, 168-pound cornerback contributed his commitment in part to his relationship with defensive coordinator and secondary coach Everett Withers.
"He is a down-to-earth dude, straight-up about everything," Dortch said. "I felt like he was just completely honest with me about everything."
In addition to Coach Withers, Dortch also had the opportunity to meet and speak with head coach Butch Davis.
"He explained a lot about the school and how they work as a coaching staff," Dortch said. "That was pretty much that."
Away from his commitment, Dortch also enjoyed the opportunity to sharpen his skills on the field by getting in some action during the camp.
"The camp was geared towards working on correcting things and then going through drills," Dortch said. "It was good to see where I was and to communicate on doing things better."