Off Night for Tinsley

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A 36-yard rushing night is nothing to brag about. But when you consider the fact that the rest of the members of a talented offensive backfield had the same misfortune, it's a little easier pill to swallow.

On ten carries, Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley tailback Kennedy Tinsley recorded 36 of his team's 94 yards on the ground in the 21-6 loss.

"We just weren't focused today," explained Tinsley. "We came out taking Parkland for granted. Hats of to them though they did a good job, they played a good game stopping the run."

Up until the fourth quarter, Tinsley spent the majority of his time on the field manning the tailback position. Trailing by two touchdowns late, Tinsley was moved to slot receiver, where he didn't catch any passes.

The North Carolina coaching staff plans to use this versatility at the H-back position, once Tinsley enrolls in UNC next fall. Despite his verbal commitment, the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder stays in constant contact with the staff.

"I talked to Coach Sanders today [Friday]," remarked Tinsley. "He's telling me to keep doing the same thing, have a good season, keep working home, and get ready for next year."

With the exception of the Georgia Tech game, Tinsley has been in attendance for every home game and figures to be on hand for the two remaining games in Chapel Hill.

Tinsley hasn't received any new scholarship offers, but admits both Duke and Wake Forest have been making a strong push.

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