North Carolina problems has four-star commitment concerned


Ryan Switzer has yet another decision to make.

The four-star athlete from Charleston (W.V.) George Washington committed to North Carolina in March over several other schools, including Florida State, Penn State and West Virginia. Now, West Virginia's top college football prospect has grown concerned about an ongoing academic scandal in North Carolina in which several athletes were allegedly kept academically eligible by taking easy or no-show classes.

“I'm trying to get all the information I can up to this point and make the best decision for me,” Switzer stated via text message to ESPN.

Clearly, Switzer isn't as enamored as he once was with the Tar Heels. Their offense seemed a good fit for the quick athlete prospect who could play a number of different positions, including receiver, tailback and punt or kick returner. Switzer was once a strong recruiter for North Carolina. Now, he seems to have lost touch with many of what were thought to be his future teammates.

“I haven't really spoken to the other commits in awhile,” Switzer said. “I'm bummed this whole situation came up actually."

Switzer said a couple of schools have upped their recruiting of him. However, he said he wasn't ready to release the schools that he would consider if he decided to decommit from North Carolina. He said he expected to announce something later this week.

“I'll let everyone know about all that after I sit down with my parents and talked with the coaches,” Switzer stated.

North Carolina currently has 16 commitments for the 2012 class.