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UNC flips Marquis Haynes from Louisville

8/5/2012

Marquis Haynes (Jacksonville, Fla./University Christian) had a change of heart on Sunday.

Formerly a commitment to Louisville, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end decided Chapel Hill, N.C. was the place for him and switched to the University of North Carolina.

"It just felt like it was the right decision for me," he said. "I talked to Louisville because I didn't want to let them down and I told them the truth. I told them I was headed to North Carolina because I felt more at home there."

Haynes decision was just fine from the Tar Heels coaching staff's perspective. He called up coaches Larry Fedora and Deke Adams.

"They were very excited and they said they couldn't wait to coach me," he said.

The Sunshine State defensive lineman becomes North Carolina's 16th commitment for 2013.