Reports surfaced this afternoon that North Carolina landed some commitments over the weekend. One of those that decided was Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy linebacker Zach Brown.
"I did commit to North Carolina on my visit," he stated. "I went up and gave the word to Coach Davis. I told him I wanted to be No. 5 since nobody had it.
"All the coaches were excited that I'm part of the team. I decided to switch because I was going to be a Terp, but I felt like I was pushed into it. That wasn't my decision; everybody else was making it for me. I wanted a place I fit in."
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What made the three-star prospect select the Tar Heels?
"First off, it's close to my mom and I want her there if problems arise," he said. "I also like the fact that everybody is so young at North Carolina and their defense is good.
"The coaching staff is really cool too. They tell you the truth and I even asked the other players if it was true and they agreed. They stay on top of your academics. Nobody is ever ineligible for a bowl game. I also enjoyed the visit it was a lot of fun and I hit it off with the players."
One other factor for Brown was his chance to play immediately.
"I'm all for the challenge, but there is a spot open since the person graduated in my spot."
As for eligibility, the No. 25 prep school prospect should have no problem.
"I'm taking my SAT and I'm only three points away. I will be able to enroll this summer.
"Overall North Carolina is a good place to be. They want to win a national championship. I want somewhere they are hungry and I saw that there."