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Tar Heel commits deal with news

Players surprised by news, but so far they are sticking with North Carolina

Originally Published: July 28, 2011
By Dave Hooker | ESPN Recruiting

Disturbed? Yes. Shaken? Not yet.

North Carolina football commits reached by ESPN on Wednesday night admitted they were shocked by coach Butch Davis' ouster amid an ongoing NCAA investigation, but most seemed likely to keep their commitment to be a Tar Heel.

UNC had 12 commitments and the 25th-ranked class in the country when Davis was fired.

"I picked the school because of the school, because of my history with the school, not the coaches," linebacker Phillip Williamson said. ...

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