Mitch Trubisky Commits To University Of North Carolina (Updated)

The Mentor High quarterback will be wearing Tar Heel blue in another year

Updated at 1 p.m.

quarterback Mitch Trubisky has committed to University of North Carolina.

"There are so many reasons I want to play at North Carolina," he told The News-Herald, who first reported the story. "There was not one thing, there were multiple reasons. Everything I could want in a school academically and athletically is there.

Trubisky, a junior, was pursued by several colleges, including Ohio State University and Alabama. He thanked everyone who helped him through the recruiting process on his Twitter feed Sunday evening.

"Wanted to take a sec to thank everyone involved with my recruiting process," he wrote, "It's been unbelievable. I appreciate all the support! Especially to my parents and coaches and teammates -- you guys made me who I am today and I couldn't be more thankful. Love you all."

He then added the hash tag #GoHeels for good measure.

Trubisky's coach, Steve Trivisonno, said North Carolina was a complete fit for Trubisky.

"It's a good fit for him -- academically, athletically, the people, coaches, everything," he said.

Trivisonno has helped several student-athletes through the recruiting process over the years. He added that it was very satisfying to watch someone pick the right school for them.

"It's well deserved," Trivisonno said of the attention Trubisky has received. "He's done everything he can to prepare himself for this situation."

Trubisky threw for 3,845 yards and 41 touchdowns in 13 games this past season, shattering several school records. He also ran for more than 600 yards and another 12 touchdowns.

Trubisky was recognized by the , News-Herald and Lake County Touchdown Club with offensive player of the year awards.

Additionally, Trubisky is a key player on the Cardinals basketball team that made it to the regional semifinals this year.


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