Heels offer another NC TE

Although the second one-day camp is ready to kick off this Saturday, newly offered players are still popping up from the first one-day camp. The most recent player to surface being Mike Rinfrette, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound jumbo athlete from Bunn (N.C.) High School.

"When I was in camp it was the last day and one of the assistants came in and brought me into [Coach John] Buntings office," said Mike Rinfrette, who also claims offers from Wake Forest and Vanderbilt. "Then [Bunting] offered me there."

Despite not claiming any favorites, Rinfrette does admit he has grown up a Tar Heel fan. However, that doesn't necessarily give UNC the edge as Rinfrette plans to fully investigate each school before deciding his college fate.

"I have always been a fan of the Tar Heels," remarked Rinfrette. "I'm still looking into things."

Rinfrette would be a huge addition to the North Carolina 2005 recruiting class, as he projects as a fullback, tight end, or inside linebacker. He even has handled long snapping duties for Bunn High School the past four years. But for the Tar Heels, his soft hands, instincts, strength, aggressiveness and speed have him listed as a tight end on their recruiting board.

"He can play so many positions and he has great hands," stated Bunn High School Head Coach David Howell. "So I don't know where he's going to end up playing. He runs good, he runs a 4.8. I have never had a kid that could play so many positions."

Last season, Rinfrette tallied 159 tackles, eight sacks, four fumble recoveries, and two interceptions on his way to All-Conference and Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors. He matches his field success in the classroom with a 3.0 GPA and 1100 score on the SAT.


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