North Carolina’s new football coach, Larry Fedora, must’ve given the recruiting sales pitch of a lifetime on Monday.
He made an in-home visit with Flowery Branch QB Kanler Coker and convinced him to switch his commitment from East Carolina to North Carolina – without Coker taking an official visit to UNC.
“Coach Fedora offered me, we talked a few hours and … I don’t know … it just felt right,” Coker said. “North Carolina has always been one of my ‘dream schools.’ I went with my heart. I went ahead and committed.”
The 6-foot-4, 217-pounder committed to East Carolina last month but recently went bonkers on the recruiting radar after college scouts saw his senior film. Ole Miss and Notre Dame had also been in contact with Coker, who threw for 2,809 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior at Flowery Branch.
He called East Carolina’s coaches to inform them of the change of heart. “I told them I appreciated them recruiting me and explained the reasons for my change. Overall, they were pretty understanding about everything. They told me they wanted the best for me and to call me if anything changed.”
Coker, who last visited North Carolina’s campus as a freshman, will take a recruiting trip with the Tar Heels next weekend.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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