Snyder Gets UNC Offer, Sets Visit

An in-home visit has further explained the path North Carolina envisions for Miller Snyder.

UNC assistant coach Allen Mogridge officially offered the Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park kicker a scholarship during an in-home visit on Thursday.

"The path I was going to go is in the fall of 2011, I would be a red-shirt [and] I just wouldn't be on scholarship," Snyder said. "But [not being on scholarship] would just be for that semester. In January, I come in Coach [Butch] Davis' office, sign the scholarship, and just keep doing what I've been doing.

"[Mogridge] told me they're tight with scholarships. But he said if one became available, they might even give me one during my freshman semester. Regardless, they are guaranteeing me a scholarship in the spring."

Casey Barth, UNC's current place kicker, took the same path being offered to Snyder.

Additionally, Snyder said he would have every opportunity to win UNC's kickoff job as a true freshman. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder would then be the frontrunner to replace Barth on field goals when he graduates following the 2011 season.

During the meeting, Snyder and Mogridge also set up an official visit for the weekend of Dec. 17.

"I'm excited at what Carolina has to offer – that's for sure," Snyder said. "… I was real impressed with what Coach ‘Mo' had to say."

Snyder says there has been no movement in his favorite schools list. He still equally favors Harvard, UNC, NC State, and Wake Forest. All four schools have offered.

"I haven't made a move as far as if one school out-weighs the others," Snyder said.

Originally, Snyder said being on scholarship his first semester put UNC at a slight disadvantage. He now says that is no longer the case.

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