Recruiting has picked up in recent week for Butch Davis and North Carolina. The Tar Heels added a tight end and wide receiver in the month of June and now added a quarterback to throw to them in 6-foot-6, 193-pounder, Braden Hanson.
"I committed to coach Shoop last night," he said. "I had been leaning that way the past few days and since then I had started calling different coaches about what I decided and why.
"After I told coach Shoop, he was very positive and fired up. He was glad I made the decision I did and said now they can move forward to coaching me."
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What made the Charlotte (N.C.) Latin star decide on the Tar Heels?
"I think the in-state factor was big to be able to play for my state school," he said. "It's also a great education for me no matter what happens on the football field and a terrific college experience.
"Also, to be coached by Butch Davis and John Shoop is great and they are an up and coming program. Everything is headed in the right direction and it won't be too long until they make some huge strides for the football program."
Hanson is looking forward to joining a very talented offense.
"They've got a great class last year with a bunch of good receiver and offensive linemen," he stated. "That's one of their strengths and the staff kept telling me that. I'm confident they're going to surround the quarterback with talent and it's a great situation for me."
One thing not brought up yet is playing time.
"The coaches haven't really gotten into that," he said. "They only told me the best player will play and that's all I can ask for.
"It's a big load to get my decision done and I'm excited about North Carolina. I couldn't be happier."