Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes High defensive end Brandon Willis, a member of almost every recruiting service’s Top 100 list, decommitted from Tennessee over the weekend and is now expected to decide between North Carolina and UCLA, his father Gary said moments ago.
He will announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio on Saturday.
Brandon, who is 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, had been rumored to be considering the Tar Heels for some time, and officially visited Chapel Hill last month.
“His mama went to North Carolina, and she and his uncles live in Burlington now,” said Gary, who spent considerable time growing up in the Chapel Hill area.
Brandon’s father said the decommitment was nothing personal as far as Tennessee was concerned.
“He liked the coaches, and I really liked (head coach) Lane Kiffin’s style; he’s not one of those good ole boys,” Gary Willis said. “But it was a family decision; we talked it through as a family.”