Posted by Bryan Fischer
There are a myriad of issues at North Carolina but that didn't matter for Nathan Staub, not as much as the school itself and the chance to play football at the next level. The Buford (Ga.) linebacker committed to the Tar Heels Tuesday afternoon, ending the recruiting process to focus on his high school team's state playoff run.
“I just felt like North Carolina was where I needed to be," Staub told InsideCarolina.com. "There was a lot about it. I love the college atmosphere, great education, the culture down there is good, the coaching staff is good. Everything just kind of came together at North Carolina, I guess, as far as my criteria.”
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound inside linebacker selected UNC over Maryland, East Carolina and Virginia. Though people constantly refer to possible NCAA sanctions at the school, Staub shook off the negativity to see what the Tar Heels could offer.
"Not too much because North Carolina [offers] an incredible education," he said. "And past that they’re committed to their football program. So I felt like as long as I felt comfortable on the campus with the guys that I’ll be playing with and with the degree I was getting that I’d be okay. If there is a coaching change, I’ll cross that bridge if I come to it, but I’ll probably stick to my commitment.”
Staub is the 18th commitment for North Carolina's class of 2012 and sixth (yes, sixth) linebacker coming in next year.