"I'm relieved, it's been a long process but a good one." Copper told WECT. "In the end I just knew this was the best fit for me. I really enjoyed my visit and the coaching staff at Carolina."
"It was a bunch of factors," Cooper told the Wilmington Star-News. "I have a lot of family in the area, and the campus is beautiful."
"I'll likely have to make the move to center, which will be new for me. I haven't played the position in a game, but I've been working on it since the end of the season and know I'll be able to make the move."
Jonathan Cooper Profile
InsideCarolina.com has confirmed through sources close to the situation that Jonathan Cooper, a 6-3, 305-pound offensive lineman Wilmington (N.C.) Hoggard, committed to North Carolina on Friday over finalists South Carolina and Wake Forest.
Wilmington OL made his decision Friday.