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Hurst makes the call

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After narrowing his list down to five schools, Indianapolis (Ind.) Plainfield five-star offensive tackle James Hurst decided to end the recruiting process.
"I have committed to North Carolina," Hurst told Rivals.com on Wednesday afternoon.
Hurst, the nation's No. 8 player, said he had a tough time making the final call. He had scholarship offers from programs like Duke, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee and many other programs.
But in the end, he felt best about the UNC program.
"I feel like I'm a perfect fit there," Hurst, who is 6-foot-6 and 284 pounds, said. "The coaches and people are like me. It's where I want to be."
Hurst is a star both on and off the field. Along with amazing testing results like a 4.88-second time in the shuttle, he's also got a 4.27 grade-point average and a 29 on the ACT.
Hurst said he was recruited by UNC assistant Sam Pittman. He is schedule to enroll early at UNC and is excited to be heading to Chapel Hill.
"I couldn't be happier," he said. "This was a tough choice, but for me, it was the right choice."
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