Travis Bond, one of the top offensive line prospects in the state, committed to the University of North Carolina on Sunday.
The 6-foot-7, 323-pound offensive lineman from Windsor
Bertie, also had considered East Carolina,
Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, N.C. State, South Carolina, Virginia
Tech, and Wake Forest.
His final decision was between UNC, N.C. State, East Carolina and Michigan.
He said UNC offensive line coach Sam Pittman was a big factor in his decision.
"I had been in a couple of UNC camps and enjoyed being around him," Bond said. "I like the entire coaching staff, but I really like coach Pittman.
"The players at UNC were unbelievable, too. The players are more like brothers than just teammates."
Bond, who plays on the Bertie basketball team, said he had followed UNC basketball team for years.
He was a member of the North Carolina squad in the Shrine Bowl Game of the Carolinas.
Scout.com has Bond ranked among the top 30 offensive tackle prospects in the country and tags him as a three-star player.
Rivals rates him as the No. 11 player in North Carolina.