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ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School offensive lineman Jonathan Adorno made the decision Oct. 28 to switch from playing at N.C. State to UNC-Chapel Hill. The 6-foot-4 and 290-pound tackle said the coaches at UNC made a big impact on his commitment.
“Mack Brown, Tim Brewster and Stacy Searels are all awesome coaches,” Adorno said. “The weight training and nutrition are the best in the area. My family really loved Chapel Hill. Also, the stadium is in the middle of campus. I love that. I just felt better at North Carolina.”
Adorno made the announcement public through his Twitter account the following Tuesday night.
“I want to start off by thanking the N.C. State coaching staff for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to play at the next level,” Adorno wrote. “This was an extremely difficult decision to make, however with God and my family, I have made the decision to flip my commitment to the University of North Carolina.”
Adorno originally committed to N.C. State back in June. He also plays offensive guard and sometimes competes on the defensive line. He starts for a Rolesville team that is currently 8-2 overall and getting ready to make a big 4A state playoff push.
The senior also received college offers from Appalachian State, Duke, East Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. He said once high school is over, he is ready to make the leap to the big leagues at UNC.
“I’m the most excited about playing in general,” Adorno said. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I just want to keep playing the sport I love. I’m nervous about the transition and getting used to being in Chapel Hill. Other than that I look forward to it.”