The road from Shallotte to Chapel Hill is a relatively short one. Alabama is a much longer drive, but that is where Alfy Hill is headed.
"As I consider all the factors - the school that gives me the best opportunity to achieve all my dreams, and the school I've chose to attend is the University of Alabama," said the future Crimson Tide defensive end.
For Hill, No. 35 for West Brunswick, the current season is young. The recruiting process has been a bit of a distraction. He can now put that behind him.
Ironically, his favorite school as a child did not make his top two list.
"When I was growing up my favorite school was NC State, but their recruiting turned me away," he said.
So it is off to Alabama to play football for the Crimson Tide, instead of a university two to thee hours up I-40.
"I just want Alfy to know that the kids here, the football team, the teachers, the coaches, the faculty, we just want you to know that the West Brunswick community will be going to Tuscaloosa with you," WBHS Atheltics Director John Floyd said. "Congratulations."
West Brunswick head coach Jimmy Fletcher believes hill chose Alabama because of the importance of football at the university.
"I think the Alabama coaches did a great job recruiting him. I think overall the lure to win a national championship was the final straw. I think that appealed to him more than anything," Fletcher said.