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D.J. Bunn discusses his decision

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North Carolina picked up a number of commitments over the weekend including one from Smithfield (N.C.) Smithfield-Selma cornerback D.J. Bunn. The decision for the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder was a dream come true.
"I told Coach Davis my decision on Saturday," he said. "He was probably just as excited as I was.
"Since I was little, I've wanted to go to North Carolina. My dad played there and it's like living a dream."
What does Bunn like about the Tar Heels?
"The coaching staff is great," he said. "Coach Davis talked about how they not only want to win a conference championship, but a national championship. I liked hearing that. I like the experience they have there too. He was showing us pictures of all the first-rounders he coached at Miami. That interested me a lot.
"Also, they are one of the top academic schools in the country. I want a good education as well."
Although North Carolina was his only offer, Bunn was receiving heavy interest from North Carolina State and East Carolina.
The in-state prospect plans to play cornerback once he gets to Chapel Hill.
"The coaches said I might be able to help them out my first year, we'll just have to see," he stated. "I haven't actually played cornerback. That would be a new position for me. I play free safety and linebacker a bit."
Bunn concluded by discussing his strengths and weaknesses.
"I think I'm good at being around the ball," he said. "I'm a good athlete and love the game of football.
"I think I need to work on my speed, take off and flexibility, especially at the cornerback position. I've got to open up for the ball there."
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