A Sweet Commitment

While visiting North Carolina for the Tar Heels' Spring Game on Saturday, William Sweet verbally committed to UNC.

"I just committed to the coaches," Sweet confirmed to Inside Carolina.

Sweet, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound offensive tackle from Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast, selected UNC over scholarship offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Purdue, Wake Forest, and Washington State.

UNC became Sweet's front runner after he first visited the campus for a junior day in early February.

Sweet traveled to N.C. on Friday and stayed with family in the Wake Forest area that night before heading to Chapel Hill on Saturday. Sweet noted that having family within 30 minutes worked in UNC's favor.

Growing up focused on basketball, Sweet didn't begin playing organized football until the seventh grade at the urging of his middle school coach. He began as a tight end, moving up to varsity a game into his sophomore season. A couple of games later, an injury at right tackle set the stage for Sweet to move to that position. He played right tackle the remainder of that season and then flipped to left tackle for his junior year.

Shortly after that junior season, Dan Disch extended Sweet a UNC scholarship offer. Since that point – and as Sweet's offer list grew – Disch and Sweet remained in constant contact.

In addition to Disch, Sweet communicated with a couple of UNC pledges also from north Florida – Ronnie Harrison and Andre Smith.

Sweet is the seventh verbal commitment UNC has picked up from the 2015 class.

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