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On The Trail

Jordan's Williamson remains committed to Heels

Published: 2011-07-27 21:07:00
Updated: 2011-07-28 00:13:45


Jul 28, 2011

Interview: Phillip Williamson (Jordan, Athlete)

Rising senior Phillip Williamson was about to take the field for summer workouts on Wednesday when word began trickling out that North Carolina football coach Butch Davis had been fired.

When Williamson heard the news, it came as a surprise to him.

"I was shocked because last week at the 7-on-7 everything was great," Williamson said in a phone interview. "When I heard he got fired, I was just shocked."

Williamson has not yet spoken the North Carolina coaching staff, but he said he was planning to call them on Wednesday evening to gather some details.

Despite the firing of Davis, Williamson insists that he will remain committed to the Heels.

"I chose Carolina because of the school, not all because of the coach," he said. "It's always been a dream of mine to go to Carolina, ever since I was a little kid."

Williamson said the issues surrounding the the UNC football team for more than year didn't have any impact on his decision. In fact, Williamson said he never spoke of it with the coaching staff.

"I didn't ask. It wasn't any of my business," said Williamson.

At 6-foot-3 and 210-pounds, Williamson recorded 127 tackles and 6 interceptions last season for the Falcons. He also caught 15 passes for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns on offense.

Williamson's former teammate at Jordan - T.J. Thorpe - will be a freshman for the UNC football team this fall. He enrolled in school in Chapel Hill this spring.

In a previous interview with HighSchoolOT.com, Williamson said Thorpe's presence in Chapel Hill was a selling point for him.

"I feel like he's going to take me in his arms and take me in so I can learn everything faster than the other freshmen," he said.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me... I ended up picking my dream school."

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This young man seems to have his priorities in order. So many times we see players choose a school because of a coach and not because of the school--and then end up disappointed. It appears he has looked at the whole picture when making this important decision.
oldtimecoach
July 28, 2011 6:36 a.m.
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