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Palmetto ATH picks UNC

Mauldin, S.C. athlete Josh McKie was one of a handful of prospects to commit to North Carolina this past weekend. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder made the decision on a junior day to Chapel Hill.
"I officially committed on Saturday, that is when I talked to Coach Davis," he stated. "He was really excited. He just congratulated my dad and me and we went to the basketball game."
McKie went on to discuss what made him pick the Tar Heels.
"Man, it was everything about North Carolina," he said. "The coaching staff really got after me. They made it seem like it's a family up there. I like everything about them. I felt more welcome there. I did go to South Carolina last week and it was ok, but then went to UNC and felt more welcome.
"I really like the coaches. They know what they are talking about and what they want to do. They are going in the right direction and a lot of them have been to the NFL. They know what I need to and are connected."
North Carolina pictures McKie, a quarterback in at Mauldin to play receiver at the next level.
Last season the prospect posted approximately 2,000-yards of total offense.
McKie broke down his strengths and weaknesses at this time.
"I think my best ability is to elude people," he said. "I'm quick and make people miss a lot.
"I think I need to work on my speed. I want to get a little faster and improve my lower body strength before going to North Carolina."
The Palmetto State prospect added a final word on his decision.
"I'm happy I made the decision," he said. "Now I can just play football and not worry about other people coming in. I'm not going to change my mind, I'm really committed."
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