Gio Bernard, one of the top running backs in Florida, has committed to the University of North Carolina.
The 5-foot-9, 195-pound runner at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons and averaged close to 10 yards per carry. He helped the school to a top national ranking in 2008.
Bernard had committed to Notre Dame last fall after receiving offers from Alabama, Florida, Miami, Florida State and other schools. He recently decided to reopen his recruitment.
He is ranked a four-star recruit by scout.com and is listed as the No. 59 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep.