Da’Norris Searcy, a defensive back prospect out of Towers High School (Decatur, GA), committed to the University of North Carolina in July of this year. The talented recruit, rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, decided to open up his recruitment a bit following the news that John Bunting would not return as UNC’s head coach in 2007. Virginia Tech is one of the schools under consideration.
“I’m still committed to UNC, but I am looking around,” Searcy said. “I’m going to take some official visits. I’m going to UNC on December 1-3. I’m going to Ole Miss December 8-10. I’m also looking at Virginia Tech and Florida.”
Right now, Searcy plans on making official visits to all four schools under consideration. Asked if he could solidify his commitment to UNC following the upcoming official visit there, he answered “I’m not sure right now.”
Searcy has continued contact with his primary recruiter from UNC. At this point, he doesn’t know too much about new UNC Head Coach Butch Davis.
“I haven’t talked to him yet, but I’ve talked to my recruiting coordinator,” Searcy said of Butch Davis. “I’ve heard good things so far.”
What will Searcy be looking for on his official visits?
“I just want to see the environments more,” Searcy said. “I want to go to a school where I feel like I’m at home.”
Searcy says he is 6-0, 205 pounds and runs a 4.41 in the 40. He had a productive senior season. At safety, he finished the year with 71 tackles including 18 solos, eight tackles-for-loss, three quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles. He is a running back on offense and rushed for 1,607 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
Most programs are recruiting Searcy as a safety, although some have mentioned linebacker.
“At safety, I tackle well and I have great instincts,” Searcy said. “I see how the offense is lined up and I know where the ball is going to go. I have good awareness and I’m very aggressive.”
Virginia Tech, led by primary recruiter Torrian Gray, is recruiting Searcy as a safety. The Towers standout attended Virginia Tech’s senior camp this past summer, calling the campus environment “great. I really liked the mountains.”
Stay tuned, as we will follow up with Da’Norris following his official visit to UNC. Virginia Tech’s coaches have to hope Da’Norris does not solidify his commitment to UNC and that he does follow through...
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