North Carolina pulled the trigger on a scholarship yesterday and quickly landed a commitment from an emerging defensive end in the mid-Atlantic. The 6-foot-8, 220-pounder broke down his pledge to the Tar Heels.
"Coach (Butch) Davis was actually the one that offered me and Coach Mo was the one recruiting me," Lewisville (N.C.) Forsyth Country Day School defensive end Tyler Alberts said. "It was kind of fast, they offered right before my practice and I committed soon after. I'm glad they wanted me to be part of the program and they welcomed me to the family."
Did North Carolina breakdown what made them finally pull the trigger?
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"You know, I'm not sure, I talked to Coach Mo and he said they saw my film last Monday," he said. "He said the film was going around the office and they really liked it. They invited me down to the game on Saturday. When I went they really made me feel at home and I really liked the coaches, everything fell into place."
Was there something about the trip that sold him to decide yesterday?
"You know, it was everything, I liked everything," he said. "The thing was how welcome the staff was, I felt like I was right at home.
"I'm kind of new to this, but what I did see, everyone is there to win. They also really care about their players and want to get them developed."
The offer from the Tar Heels was the first for Alberts who was receiving interest from NC State, Duke, Wake Forest and Tennessee as well.
Alberts plans to head back to Chapel Hill this Saturday for their game against Clemson.