Find My Team >>

Log in to High School OT with one click using your favorite social network:
OR
Log in using your High School OT account:



Wrong email/password combination.

Forgot password?

Register with High School OT using your favorite social network:
OR
Register for a High School OT account using our web form.
Log In
Register

On The Trail

Thorpe commits to UNC

Published: 2010-03-07 13:13:40
Updated: 2010-03-07 13:13:40


Mar 7, 2010

T.J. Thorpe, Jordan (2009 All-OT Team)

DURHAM — T.J. Thorpe, a junior athlete at Jordan High School in Durham, committed to North Carolina and head coach Butch Davis on Sunday morning.

"We talked about it on Friday, but I didn't pull the trigger until this morning," Thorpe said Sunday.

Thorpe said the time he spent at the school ultimately led him to his decision.

“Basically the experience I had when I was there sold me. I talked to the coaches and got real comfortable with them," he said. "The more and more I was there, the more I could see myself there."

Thorpe said the players at North Carolina enjoy being there, and that they all have a good relationship with Davis and his staff.

"No other school could really compare to them in my eyes," said Thorpe. "It's just unbelievable how close we’ve gotten already."

As an incoming freshman in the fall of 2011, Thorpe doesn't expect to be given playing time right away, but he does expect to compete for playing time.

“I don’t expect to play anywhere right away, but I do expect to have an opportunity to play and compete for a spot," he said. "Greg Little is leaving, so that's going to leave the door open for someone to take."

With nearly 11 months until National Signing Day, Thorpe will still be the target of other schools. Including North Carolina, Thorpe has offers from Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, South Carolina and Wake Forest. But Thorpe insists his commitment is firm.

“I’m the type of person that once I say I’m committed to somewhere, I’m going there," he said. "I’m not going to be doing any of the switching and stuff like that. There’s nothing that’s going to change it."

Last season, Thorpe recorded five kick returns for touchdowns, 120 rushing yards on 18 carries, and caught 55 passes for 950-yards and five scores. Jordan was 6-6 overall last season and advanced to the first round of the state playoffs.

Thorpe said it hasn't sunk in yet that he's going to be playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“It’s wild, this is what I’ve always wanted," he said. "I grew up watching all these teams, and now I'm going to be the one on the field playing. I still haven't wrapped my mind around it all."

Back to On The Trail
COMMENTS

2 Comments



page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

wow chill out with rough comments he made a choice now ppl just deal with it darn.
jerrold22
March 7, 2010 6:09 p.m.
• Report abuse

Congratulations to Tyrone and the Thorpe family. I am extremely proud of you. May God continue to bless you in your endeavors.
coachbransome
March 7, 2010 1:56 p.m.
• Report abuse

page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

This blog post is closed for comments.

HighSchoolOT Forums
More HighSchoolOT Forums
  1. JamesAlverson: RT @Redskins: http://t.co/IL0G7GjHQT
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 4:02 PM
  2. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Thanks for listening to the Duke Baseball Show. If you weren't able to join us, check back later for the audio archives. #go
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 2:21 PM
  3. HighSchoolOT: RT @KHSVOICE: Baseball Game today v Rolesville postponed until Wednesday @PrepsNow @HighSchoolOT
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 2:02 PM
  4. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Thanks to @chasejns of @Vs_Cancer for joining today's show! Please consider donating & help us #CureKidsCancer:
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 12:56 PM
  5. Chris__Edwards: RT @Vs_Cancer: Getting on the air with @Duke_BASE here shortly. http://t.co/Ggr1CUpXxs https://t.co/UBX8fWlyKZ
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 12:55 PM
  6. JamesAlverson: Of course I'll do this all again next Mon, bc current standings are jumbled mess & I've been surprised each of last 3 weekends by something
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:12 AM
  7. JamesAlverson: That makes the #ACCBASE tourney look like this, Pool A - Louisville, UNC, Wake & GT/ND Pool B - Miami, FSU, Clemson & VT/UVA
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:10 AM
  8. JamesAlverson: Clemson has series win over VT and GT has series win over Notre Dame to break those respective ties. #ACCBASE
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:09 AM
  9. JamesAlverson: Proj finishes #ACCBASE cont. 2of2 8) GT 14-16, 9) ND 14-16, 10) UVA 13-17, 11) NCSU 12-17, 12) BC 12-17, 13) Duke 8-21, 14) Pitt 8-22
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:08 AM
  10. JamesAlverson: Projected finishes #ACCBASE 1) Louisville 26-4, 2) Miami 22-8, 3) FSU 18-12, 4) UNC 17-12, 5) Wake 15-15, 6) Clemson 14-15 7) VT 14-15, 1of2
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:07 AM
  11. JamesAlverson: VT has a good chance to win each of remaining #ACCBASE series. at Duke, home BC, and at Pitt. Don't think they'll sweep any, but should win.
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:04 AM
  12. JamesAlverson: The winner of the UVA/NCSU series is in #ACCBASE Tourney, loser will probably be at home. VT has most favorable remaining schedule
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:03 AM
  13. JamesAlverson: Three series remain for each #ACCBASE team. Biggest swing series this weekend UVA/NCSU. Huge series win for UVA over Miami this past weekend
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 11:01 AM
  14. JamesAlverson: After the weekend that was in #ACCBASE ... it's pretty much useless to try and predict the ACC Tourney field. But I'll do it anyway
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 10:59 AM
  15. HighSchoolOT: RT @GHFALCONS: Green Hope High School Athletic Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations! https://t.co/4x4QoB8WKl @WCPSS @WCPSS_Athletics @HighSchoo
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 10:42 AM
  16. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_ATHLETICS: Tune in to the 11th episode of the 2015 @Duke_BASE show at noon! http://t.co/054PDJ1D4n
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 9:49 AM
  17. Chris__Edwards: Our guests on today's @Duke_BASE Show: Head Coach Chris Pollard and @chasejns of @Vs_Cancer join us at noon, http://t.co/Ucc0kWupsZ.
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 9:02 AM
  18. Chris__Edwards: Join us at noon today for the @Duke_BASE Show from @TobaccoRoadDUR or online @ http://t.co/Ucc0kWupsZ. Send ? to dukebaseballradio@gmail.com
      — Monday, April 20, 2015 9:00 AM
  19. JamesAlverson: RT @RichardA1972: Hero Woman Catches Baseball In Beer At Cubs Game, Proceeds To Chug Beer http://t.co/nkEhcX6HAZ
      — Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:27 PM
  20. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: SCHEDULE UPDATE: Today's game has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
      — Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:40 PM
  21. Chris__Edwards: So, obviously it is still raining and we WILL NOT go on air at 2:45 as scheduled. Stay tuned for… https://t.co/sOyDp7Bhpm
      — Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:39 PM
  22. Chris__Edwards: Hello from a soggy Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Hoping to have @duke_base for you this afternoon on… https://t.co/MlpLDzdzRy
      — Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:15 PM
  23. HighSchoolOT: Millbrook QB Herring commits to East Carolina http://t.co/rwUtzpamaS
      — Saturday, April 18, 2015 4:20 PM
  24. HighSchoolOT: ALERT: Millbrook QB Reid Herring commits to East Carolina http://t.co/vDx4bs5qin
      — Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:38 PM
  25. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: Millbrook QB Reid Herring has committed to #ECU per his HS coach Clarence Inscore. Herring is a member of the Class of…
      — Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:21 PM
  26. HighSchoolOT: Prom tonight? Have fun and be safe!
      — Friday, April 17, 2015 8:01 PM
  27. HighSchoolOT: 77 photos from Apex's 17-4 win over Garner in stunt: http://t.co/8sGMSPXhdI #HSOT http://t.co/wBLO5v75bL
      — Friday, April 17, 2015 10:03 AM
  28. HighSchoolOT: 81 photos from Apex's 20-2 win over Green Hope in stunt: http://t.co/z6Zhb9Un4t #HSOT http://t.co/S35VSbaOzT
      — Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 AM
  29. HighSchoolOT: STORY: Apex swept Green Hope & Garner in a stunt match on Thursday: http://t.co/IOb8zuikEF #HSOT http://t.co/741EVgUUnx
      — Friday, April 17, 2015 9:58 AM
  30. HighSchoolOT: Apex sweeps stunt meet against Garner, Green Hope http://t.co/fZ1IDreRNt
      — Friday, April 17, 2015 1:25 AM
  31. HighSchoolOT: Extra Effort: Parker Lee, Fuquay-Varina (Apr. 16, 2015) http://t.co/VL1E3WN5An
      — Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:33 PM
  32. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: STUNT: Apex 17, Garner 4 - FINAL
      — Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:39 PM
  33. HighSchoolOT: RT @GHFALCONS: Garner vs. Apex - At GH #PlayingHost @STUNTtheSport @WCPSS_Athletics http://t.co/i0IsdZoqAx
      — Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:13 PM
  34. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: STUNT: Apex 8, Garner 3 - Halftime
      — Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:13 PM
  35. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: STUNT: Apex def. Green Hope 20-2.
      — Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:13 PM
  36. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: Covering my first @WCPSS_Athletics stunt event tonight. I'll be learning as I go here... But looking for coverage on @…
      — Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:01 PM
  37. HighSchoolOT: Leesville Road pitcher strikes out 14 batters in no-hitter http://t.co/SXZVHjweDp
      — Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:13 PM
  38. HighSchoolOT: Broughton, Jordan volleyball players sign with NC Central http://t.co/ymy4GInQ1W
      — Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:13 PM
  39. HighSchoolOT: Jewelry restrictions lifted in swimming & diving http://t.co/BalMelisA7
      — Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:13 PM
  40. HighSchoolOT: NFHS looks to minimize risk in cheerleading with new rules http://t.co/GJr6mSkcpC
      — Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:13 PM