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QB Trubisky found comfort at UNC

5/21/2012

Dual-threat quarterback Mitch Trubisky (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) was waiting for that unmistakable feeling when he knew he found the right school.

Trubisky, a four-star prospect ranked seventh nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks, visited North Carolina on Saturday and committed Sunday night upon returning home.

“Throughout this whole process I’ve been waiting for that feeling, and I got it,” Trubisky said of his visit. “The word I’ve used was ‘comfortability,’ and the place I was going to go was where I’m most comfortable with everything.”

The 6-foot-3, 198-pound right-handed signal-caller made it back to Ohio around 5:30 ET Sunday and promptly talked about the visit with his parents. His high school coach accompanied him on visit while his parents remained in Mentor. He raved about the visit to his parents.

“It was an awesome day. I toured the campus – it’s a beautiful campus – fell in love with the coaches and talked it over with my parents and they supported me and I wanted to be a Carolina Tar Heel.”

The Heels’ recruitment of Trubisky picked up significantly since the end of April. Trubisky mentioned North Carolina as a new team showing interest in an interview at the Elite 11 regional May 4. Both sides grew very fond of each other, and Trubisky decided to make a trip to the Chapel Hill just a few weeks after receiving an offer April 30.

“I could tell they came more and more interested, and I really appreciated they paid so much attention and came after me hard. I could tell I was at the top of their list and they let me know,” Trubisky said. “It felt good I was a priority to them so I should make them a priority to me.

“Me and the coaches now have a good relationship. It just started two weeks ago, and it’s going in the right direction.”

A capable passer and runner, Trubisky believes he should make a smooth transition to the new offense coach Larry Fedora is installing when he arrives at North Carolina, whether that be in January as an early enrollee or after completing his senior year.

“They run the same offense I do in high school: a lot of shotgun and up-tempo. It fits my skill set well,” he said. “We’ll be able to attack opposing defenses and put up a lot of points. It’s going to be an exciting offense, and it’s one of the things that attracted me.”

Trubisky is the ninth Tar Heels’ commitment in their 2013 class and first quarterback.

Alabama, Cincinnati, Ohio State and Tennessee were among his other top schools.