North Carolina announced the intended transfer of defensive tackle Brandon Willis from UCLA today, and that he would be enrolling in time for the spring session in May.
Willis originally committed to Tennessee, flipped to UNC, participated in spring ball last year with the Tar Heels and transferred to UCLA in September. However his grandmothers health has taken a bad turn, and he and his father are returning to North Carolina to be closer.
“Brandon lost his mother in high school and is very close with his grandmother, who lives in Burlington and is battling health issues,” North Carolina coach Butch Davis said. “He and his father wanted to move back to the East coast to be with her. There were no hard feelings when Brandon originally left and when he inquired about the possibility of returning, we welcomed him back.”