Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett athlete Donnie Miles committed to North Carolina on Sunday not long after he arrived home from his first-ever trip to Chapel Hill.
"I just called Coach [Deke] Adams and Coach [Larry] Fedora," Miles said. "They were excited. They got real loud."
The 5-feet-11, 195-pound Miles, who said he will play either cornerback or safety in college, chose the Tar Heels over Tennessee. He also had an offer from Duke. North Carolina offered him during his visit, something he knew in advance was likely.
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"I got [to Chapel Hill] Friday morning," Miles said. "I took a flight with my family. That was my first time there. It's the best college town. I really loved it. When I got there, I met all the coaches and everything. Then we toured the campus a little bit and went to the business center. After that, I went to a DB meeting, went to practice and had dinner down at the stadium."
Miles met with Fedora on Friday, and again Saturday.
"We talked about a lot of different things," Miles sad. "It was more than about football. It was more of a man-to-man conversation."
Before committing, Miles discussed things with his family.
"On the flight back, all [Saturday] night, yesterday, today," he said. "We went down the list, looking at all the different schools we'd been to. The likes and the dislikes to make sure it was the right decision. North Carolina had the best combination of everything we wanted."
Last week, North Carolina was placed on three years probation, but Miles said that never was an issue.
"It didn't affect my decision at all," Miles said. "I hated it for the seniors. They can't go to a bowl game. But everything will be fine."
According to Miles, his recruitment is over. He said he won't visit other schools.
"I'm 100 percent to UNC," he said.