Rivalries are pretty much the lifeblood of all things college sports. In football, you have the big ones like Ohio State-Michigan, Georgia-Florida and USC-Notre Dame. In basketball, there’s Georgetown-Syracuse, Louisville-Kentucky, and, of course, Duke-North Carolina.
The latter rivalry has spilled over into football in recent years, and with what just happened to the Blue Devils, that could never be more apparent.
2016 dual-threat quarterback Chazz Surratt decommitted from the Blue Devils and has now announced a commitment to the UNC Tar Heels. 247 Sports’ Adam Rowe first reported the breaking news via Twitter.
— Adam Rowe (@AdamRoweTDD) June 26, 2015
The three-star Surratt is currently ranked as the eleventh dual-threat quarterback in the country. The Tar Heels will certainly benefit from his presence in 2016.
As a Duke basketball fan, I feel the need to sympathize with the football team. Losing a great commit like Surratt stings, but wounds will heal. The Blue Devils have something to show for the last few seasons as well. Despite trailing in the Victory Bell series, the team has won two of the last three meetings with UNC.
I’d say that I wish the best of luck to Surratt, but as long as he’s wearing that Carolina Blue jersey and the with the footprint on the chest, I can never truly root for the guy to do well. But, I guess as long as he stinks up the field against Duke, I can hope for the guy to have a successful career.
I still hate UNC.
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