Kanler Coker Journal: Enrolling

Kanler Coker, a Tar Heel quarterback signee from Flowery Branch (Ga.), filed his final weekly journal entry at Inside Carolina before he enrolled at UNC on Sunday.

(Editor Note: This entry was filed on Friday prior to Coker departing for UNC on Sunday.)

  Entry #7

My last weekend in Georgia is a busy one. My older brother is getting married Saturday - I'm real excited for him. And then the next day I'm leaving for UNC, so there's a lot going on with the family. There's the wedding and then I'll be leaving.

I haven't had much time to think about it, but when I do I'm like ‘Wow, it's finally here.' This is what I've been striving for my whole life to go play college ball. And it's here. It's time for classes to start, working hard, and getting ready.

A lot is really going through my head. I'm leaving my family and friends. I'll be pretty far away, but not too far. The wedding is definitely taking my mind off of leaving for school. It's almost like when Sunday gets here, ‘Wow, I have to go.' But it's still in the back of my mind. I'm making sure I've said or are going to say all my goodbyes to everybody. But it's not like I'm going to Europe or anything.

On Sunday, I'm just going to go to church with my parents like we always do. And then we'll go out to eat. After that we'll hang out for a little bit and then I'll get out on the road.

My parents aren't driving to North Carolina with me. Normally they would, but since I have to come back the next week to walk for graduation I'll be right back home before they know it. So there's kind of no point.

I have not packed one thing yet. Nothing. I know my mom got some sheets the other day for me. But I'm not going to take much. I'm not like a girl – I'm not taking my whole closet.

Since I'm returning home to walk for graduation, I'm only going to be at UNC for a week and I'm going to be right back. I haven't thought about it too much, but I'll be there that first week and then I'll come back and I'll know what to expect. Going into it, I don't know how it's all going to be. But that second time I leave, it will probably be a lot easier.

I almost had to wait to enroll in the second summer semester like all the other incoming freshmen. For the first summer semester, I could only enroll in classes that didn't have finals because of CTOPS (orientation) – I can't miss that. I found one class that didn't have a final, but it filled up. So I basically had to enroll in two classes that had finals and then email the professors to see if they would work with me. One of them said that they would and the other one said that they wouldn't. So I might have to drop that one class.

I registered for the second summer semester, which was a lot easier since I didn't have to worry about taking classes without finals. That semester, I'm taking a lot of general education classes like English and economics.

I don't have a major picked out. I'm just going in undecided. I really don't have a clue what I want to do. There's some stuff I definitely don't want to do, but as far as what I want to do I'm not real sure. I'm just going to see what happens with that.

From the football side, I'm not too sure what I'll be doing. I'll be able to work out with the team, I'll be able to have the playbook, and if there are any meetings I'll be able to attend those. Really, enrolling in the first summer semester just allows me to get used to things.

The whole situation feels surreal. I can't believe it's here. I'm going to officially be a Tar Heel.

 

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Entry #2 - Spring Practice
Entry #3 - Recruitment Part I
Entry #4 - Recruitment Part II
Entry #5 - The Official Visit
Entry #6 - Preparation




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