The U.S. Army All-American is the nation's No. 8-ranked defensive tackle according to Scout.com. His other finalists were UCLA and Miami.
In mid-September, Willis verbally committed to Tennessee, but continued to visit other schools. Just before leaving for San Antonio, he officially de-committed from the Volunteers.
Willis was unavailable for further comment as he was driving Wednesday morning to UNC to enroll for the spring semester and begin classes this week.
A UNC official confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Willis had arrived on campus and signed his scholarship letter to officially become a Tar Heel.
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Brandon Willis has confirmed to InsideCarolina.com that he is Chapel Hill-bound. The Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes defensive tackle switched his college destination Wednesday from Tennessee to North Carolina after learning of the coaching change in Knoxville the day before.
Four-star defensive tackle switches his commitment from the Vols to the Tar Heels.