UNC Hosts Stadnik Twins

Brock and Clayton Stadnik were among the biggest – figuratively and literally – recruits in attendance for North Carolina's Spring Game on Saturday.

"We checked the school out," Brock said. "They haven't offered Clayton, yet – right now we're only considering schools that have offered both of us. But we just wanted to check out Carolina, because one of our friends, Jacob Green, was going and we wanted to watch some football and we wanted to check out the campus."

The Stadnik brothers are both offensive linemen at Greensboro (N.C.) Western Guilford – Brock a 6-foot-5, 285-pound tackle and Clayton a 6-foot-2, 260-pound guard/center. They camped at UNC last summer and attended last year's spring game.

"[On Saturday] we wanted to take a look at the new improvements to the stadium and what they have there," Brock said. "It's a full bowl now, so now all the sound is trapped."

"[Saturday's visit] went pretty good for the most part," Clayton said. "I still feel like they have a pretty good program."

The important part of the Stadniks' stay was a 30-minute meeting with Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach.

"We talked for a little bit about Carolina and the program," Brock said.

"Coach Pittman got really excited when he saw me," Clayton said, "The last time he saw me was at camp and I weighed 230 [pounds]. Seeing me now after putting on 30-plus pounds he said he got pretty excited.

"[Pittman] is a really funny guy, he keeps it real, and he's easy to talk to.

"[Pittman] was talking about [a UNC offer]. He said he's going to see me soon and try to check me out during spring practice. So we'll see where that takes us."

Five schools have offered Clayton a scholarship – East Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. Those five have offered Brock, plus 14 others.

"At this point, I think I'll be able to come up with a top five probably closer to the summer," Brock said. "Right now, we're taking multiple visits and we're just trying to see what the best schools are. I've really enjoyed every single visit I've been on."

Besides UNC, the Stadniks have visited South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest this spring. They have also made trips to NC State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

"We're hoping to take more visits in the summer and maybe spring break," Brock said. "[We want to] check out and see what school is best for us."

The Stadniks Saturday visit also included a campus tour, lunch, and the spring football game.

"Obviously, they have a little rebuilding to do, because they have a new quarterback," Clayton said. "They still looked pretty solid, though."

"I liked what I saw," Brock said. "They haven't offered Clay yet, so it's hard to really look at them strongly. But I really think it's a strong program and definitely a great school. There's no reason why I wouldn't want to go there."

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