Monday, September 21, 2009

Tar Heels land commitment of speedy slot receiver

Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway High’s Brendon Felder took his official visit to North Carolina over the weekend, and before he finished Sunday, he gave UNC his commitment.

Felder, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound wide receiver with 4.37-second speed in the 40-yard dash, also had offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

“To tell you the truth, it was a toss up – I really didn’t know (when I arrived),” Felder told Inside Carolina’s Don Callahan. “There was a big part of me that liked the school, but I wanted to see different aspects (on the visit).”

Felder arrived Friday and attended the Tar Heels’ 31-17 victory over
East Carolina Saturday.

“It was great, to tell you the truth,” Felder said of the game. “I watched the (team's pregame Old Well Walk) and I had fans screaming my name. When I was on the field, I had fans screaming my name. The atmosphere is great – it’s just like a family atmosphere; it’s like a whole big family from alumni to fans to coaches.”

Felder finished up with a Sunday meeting with head coach Butch Davis, when he committed.

“My word is my word,” Felder said. “That’s the strongest thing you can have is your word.”

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

What a waste of talent. UNC-CH will be left in the lurch when Visor Boy Jr. leaves them.

Anonymous said... this dude doesn't even realize how pussy the town of chapel hill really is (and I don't mean the females)

Anonymous said...

haha let the haters do their job-

Anonymous said...

They do have pretty pine trees...Ask Heather Dinnich from ESPN.

Team of 4 and 5 stars playing like 2 stars. Bailout in the UConn game on a holding penalty in the endzone and their fans are screaming National Championship. Hysterical.


Anonymous said...

Anonymous haters...they are the best!!! Talk about P!@#$%^!!! Man enough to put someone on blast, but not man enough to put a name with it!!! What do you think, your little post is going to make the kid "see the light" and go back on his word? Get a life...for real!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope the kid is not "displaced" by Butch Davis in a year or two. Smoke and mirrors...

Anonymous said...

You sir are hysterical for your idiocy. No true carolina fans have been "screaming national championship" at all, and many of us know how fortunate we were to leave UConn with a W given how poorly we played up until the final drive.

Almost every team has 4/5 stars that don't project as well to college, and UNC is no exception. But like Felder (3 star) and many of our playmakers now (i.e. Highsmith) are not even 4 stars, so get your facts straight.

Why so much venom for an up-and-coming team? Did your team go to the PIZZA bowl last year with a 6-6 record??

Anonymous said...