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Playing at UNC a dream for Williamson


Published: 2011-07-05 12:11:00
Updated: 2011-07-05 12:21:08

Jul 5, 2011

Phillip Williamson has always loved the Tar Heels.

After moving from Tennessee to Durham, Williamson became a big part of the Jordan Falcons' football team. After last season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker began to pick up college interest.

North Carolina offered Williamson in May, and one day later he committed.

"It's really just a dream come true to play for the Tar Heels," Williamson said. "Since I was little I've always been a Carolina fan."

Last season, Williamson recorded 127 tackles and 6 interceptions on defense, while he also caught 15 passes for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns on offense.

One of Williamson's Jordan teammates from 2010 is now on the UNC football team - T.J. Thorpe.

"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," Williamson said.

Thorpe's presence in Chapel Hill was a big selling point for Williamson. Williamson hopes the connection will provide him with advantages. For example, Williamson expects to sit in on a class with Thorpe in the future.

When Williamson received his offer from the Heels, he knew right away that's where he wanted to be.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me. I mean, why take a long time to make a decision and end up picking the wrong place," Williamson said. "I ended up picking my dream school."

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I already like this kid. He doesn't have the "attitude" that HE is doing the team a favor and they are lucky to get him. But rather it is a PRIVILEGE for him to be playing for the team. How refreshing!
jimebear
July 6, 2011 10:19 a.m.
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Welcome to UNC.....hope you're a force to be reckoned with on defense......GO HEELS!!
Tarheel born
July 5, 2011 10:04 p.m.
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