North Carolina was the school that West Iredell senior LB/S P.J. Clyburn had always been waiting on.
“It was my dream school; I grew up loving them,” Clyburn said moments ago. “They offered me last Friday and I’ve been excited ever since then.”
He accepted, and Tar Heels coaches will visit him this afternoon to present him with the official offer.
“They offered last Friday and I’ve been excited ever since then,” Clyburn said.
Clyburn was slowed late in the season by a torn meniscus, but played anyway.
“The most frustrating thing is that I won’t be able to play in the Shrine Bowl (he was selected),” but I still have my career in Chapel Hill to look forward to.”
He chose North Carolina over Illinois, South Carolina and East Carolina, all of whom had offered earlier.
Clyburn said he is now 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, and while he would prefer to play safety, he understands that OLB makes for sense as he fills out.
He’s a remarkable athlete; he has returned two punts and two kickoffs for scores this year.
“I had about ten sacks and around 60 tackles,” Clyburn said.
He’s ranked No.17 on our NC Top 25 prospects list.
One sticking point remains—a math class he must complete to qualify. He plans to try to take it over the summer, and if that isn’t possible, he’ll attend prep school for a semester. But Clyburn said regardless of what he has to do, he’ll eventually be a Tar Heel.
“It’s where I’ve always wanted to go,” he said.
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