Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles offensive tackle Jon Heck had already seen his two favorites, but hit the road again earlier this week to visit them again. This time, he planned to return home with a decision made on his future college.
"I had it down to really UVA and UNC and I visited both places just the other day," Heck said. "I went into those visits knowing that they were going to be my last trip before I committed to one of them. At the end of the day, UNC was the place for me."
After returning home, Heck made the call and made it official.
"I committed to North Carolina this morning," Heck said. "I gave Coach (Sam) Pittman a call this morning and told him I am coming to UNC."
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive tackle explained what separated the Tar Heels from the Cavaliers and others.
"Really it came down to Coach Pittman, the offensive line coach, is awesome and I have a really close relationship with him," Heck said. "Also, the players there, they are just class act players and I have a high respect for them. It is also a talented bunch. I just know I want to be there after getting to know the players and the people in Chapel Hill."
During the spring, Heck suffered a minor sprained ACL but doesn't expect it to hinder him during his senior season. With his commitment out of the way, Heck is glad to be able to focus on just playing with his teammates in 2011.
"It is a relief," Heck said.
Heck, who will encounter no issues with qualifying, also held an offer from Miami in addition to North Carolina and Virginia.