, considered one of the top football prospects in West Virginia, has committed to the University of North Carolina.
The versatile George Washington (Charleston, W. Va.)
standout chose the Tar Heels over Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest, according to the Charleston Daily Mail
"I know where I want to go. It's nice to know," Switzer told the newspaper. "I was talking to (UNC) coach (Larry) Fedora last night, and I told him that I was speechless. I think that's when I knew I made the right decision."
Despite standing only 5-foot-9 and weighing only 170 pounds, Switzer rushed for a school-record 2,785 yards and 40 touchdowns last season as a junior. He also plays receiver and cornerback, giving Fedora, who came over from Southern Mississippi after last season, some options.
Switzer wasn't concerned that UNC will be ineligible to participate in a bowl game next season or that the Tar Heels are on probation for three years because of violations by the former staff. Scholarships also have been reduced as part of the violations.
"I think that makes the scholarship more valuable. They don't have time to mess around. They've got to get the best players they can get," Switzer added in his comments. "They're reducing five a year, so they don't have scholarships to waste, so to speak."