Guy receives formal offer

Despite dealing with a groin injury that caused him to miss all but North Carolina's last camp, West Charlotte athlete Trenton Guy was still able to exit the summer with plenty of college interest including verbal offers from both North Carolina and East Carolina. This past week the Tar Heels made that offer official, but they have yet to pin-point a position for the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder, who owns legit 4.40-speed.

"[The UNC coaching staff] really didn't go into detail," stated West Charlotte head coach Pete Gilchrist. "I just know they like his speed -- that is definitely number one. They like him as a return man. The special teams coach, [James] Webster, he looked at him on film and he liked the way he hits the kick-off return hard, his speed and his ability to take it to the house."

Although considered an N.C. State lean, Guy will be considering all the schools in the Carolinas, paying closer attention to the ones owning quality track programs as well as quality football programs. However, being his first official scholarship has helped the Tar Heels' standing.

"He's excited," remarked Gilchrist. "It's exciting to get your first official offer it shows that the hard work that he has put in with track and football is paying off. He has his eyes set on trying to have an outstanding senior year and just see where the other offers might fall, but definitely likes the University of North Carolina. Once he gets a top five, I would say he will put them in his top five."

Coach Gilchrist believes the flow of offers will continue with the most likely suspects being N.C. State, Clemson, Tennessee, and South Carolina especially after seeing his senior season film.

Guy was a "Jack-of-All-Trades" last season for a West Charlotte team that was flooded with talent. As a returner, Guy averaged 40.0 yards per return on 13 kick returns with two touchdowns and averaged 34.0 yards per return on 28 punt returns with two touchdowns. On offense, he hauled in 14 catches in a secondary role for 229 yards and two touchdowns and also added 163 yards and three touchdowns rushing. Guy totaled 1,864 all-purpose yards and nine all-purpose touchdowns last season.

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