One of Atlanta’s top defensive backs committed to North Carolina on Sunday night.
Donnie Miles, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound safety from North Gwinnett High School, picked North Carolina over Tennessee. Miles said he was also getting looks from South Carolina, Maryland, Georgia Tech and UGA, among others.
Miles committed to North Carolina after visiting this weekend. “I went up there for a visit and it changed my whole outlook on everything. They have a new coaching staff and it’s a great college town. I loved it. I fell in love with North Carolina.”
What about the NCAA probation? Last week, North Carolina was placed on three years of probation, including the loss of 15 scholarships and a ban from a bowl game this season, for improper benefits.
“That didn’t affect my decision,” Miles said. “I think it stinks for the kids there [at North Carolina] now because they had nothing to do with it. I feel bad for them. But I believe in coach [Larry Fedora] and how he’s turning the program around.”
Miles has a 2.5 core GPA and plans to study Business. Tennessee was considered Donnie’s frontrunner before this weekend.
“I really liked the coaches at both schools,” Miles said. “But it was combination of things at North Carolina. It just has a ‘family feel’ to it, it’s a great college town, and it felt like home. I’m 100-percent committed to North Carolina and I’m done with recruiting.”
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