It has been no secret that Rivals250 offensive tackle Lamar Milstead was favoring North Carolina up until his commitment yesterday. The 6-foot-5, 266-pounder headed to Chapel Hill this past weekend with his parents to get their ok, before he committed.
"Basically I knew my decision was made after my first visit with my dad," he said. "I just wanted to get my parents down there to see it and be alright with it too. I wanted them to take a tour to see how everything runs.
"While I was there I first told coach Thigpen that I wanted to commit. He told me if I was serious about it that I need to tell coach Bunting, so I met with him and told him that I want to be a Tar Heel. He was very excited and glad that I committed. He told me I have a lot to work on, but if I'm willing to than he will make me a better player and student."
Milstead's desire to play at North Carolina came from an overall feeling on his visits.
"You know what makes them stand out is basically the school itself," he said. "The campus is great, the coaching staff is wonderful and all the people around the school are very cool, everyone is laid back and relaxed there. It is just a great school that I want to be apart of.
"As for the football program there was nothing that particularly stood out, but I loved the coaches. I like coach Weber a lot because he knows everything I need to work on. Coach Thigpen is a great coach and person that will do anything for you and John Bunting I am just starting to get to know. He seems like a great guy that is very down-to-earth."
The four-star prospect is glad to have a decision behind him.
"It's a relief, now that I know where I will be," he said. "Everything is set and I can focus on my grades and senior year to have the best year I can. I really want to work on my lateral movement and change of direction this season so that I can compete when I get there. Coach Weber feels those are the things I really need to improve on."
Milstead wanted to say one more thing to the North Carolina fans.
"Go Tar Heels baby!"