North Carolina pulled in their quarterback of the future this evening when West Springfield, Va. quarterback Bryn Renner made a decision on an unofficial visit. The 6-foot-3, 192-pounder picked the Tar Heels over offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan State, West Virginia and others.
"I went up for a visit today and it was my first chance to see the whole campus," he said. "They were my No. 1 school the whole time and I just wanted to make it clear that's where I wanted to go.
"At 7 p.m. I committed to Coach Davis and Coach Shoop. Coach Davis was very happy about the situation as was I. It's a good position for me."
What made Renner select Carolina?
"It was probably the coaching staff," he said. "Coach Shoop is a great coach and I can't wait to be apart of that for the next four years. Seeing the staff today, it's a great staff and they were definitely part of the decision.
"They are also on the rise. Coach Davis and his staff have a lot of great things going on there. The academics played a big part and all the buildings and stadium are being renovated. He's doing what he did at Miami and they'll be in good shape. I think it's a great choice."
Renner is expected to be a quarterback for the Tar Heels once he arrives on campus.
"The coaches haven't gone into the specifics about my playing time," he said. "I'm not too worried about that. Next year I'll get in there and we'll see what happens. I'll take it one day at a time."
The Commonwealth prospect had some final thoughts on his choice.
"I think North Carolina is a great place and I like it a lot," he said. "It's a good decision on my part and I'm very happy with everything.
"I'm solid. I'm not planning to take any other visits. I've been to West Virginia, Maryland and I know all about Virginia Tech. North Carolina cleared everything up today. I plan to go back there for the spring game on April 5th and summer camp."