|2006 Depth Chart|
UNC loses two players to graduation following each of the next two seasons.
Holdovers from the 2006 recruiting class who plan to enroll in January will
address the issue, but the staff is looking to sign 1-2 additional elite
linebackers to add depth.
Currently, UNC has a soft pledge from Albert Craddock, a Scout.com four-star recruit and the 21st ranked linebacker in the nation.
Carter Signed with UNC last February, but won't enroll until January 2007 to allow his knee to heal.
A Scout.com three-star prospect, Carter was the 64th ranked linebacker in the nation last year by Scout.com.
A gifted athlete, Carter played mostly quarterback in high school. A lot
will be determined on how long it takes him to learn a new position.
A Scout.com four-star prospect, Craddock is the 21st ranked linebacker in the nation by Scout.com.
Craddock verbally committed to UNC after receiving a
scholarship offer during a junior day. However, he is still exploring all of his
options and currently holds offers from Auburn, N.C. State, Texas, and
Another 2006 signee that will enroll at UNC in January of 2007. In the meantime, Flagg will be prepping at Milford Prep Academy.
committed after UNC extended him a scholarship offer following their camp last
Targets With Offers
6'3" 220 lbs. 4.50 Oakboro (N.C.) West Stanly High School
Sturdivant is planning to make a verbal commitment in the next few months and has claimed UNC as his leader for quite some time now. If UNC receives a pledge from Sturdivant, they are likely done recruiting linebackers for the 2007 recruiting class.
An athlete in every sense of the word, Sturdivant has the straight ahead and lateral speed to play linebacker. However, a lot depends on how he adapts to a new position.
Recruited by: Dave Brock
6'2" 200 lbs. 4.55 Decatur (Ga.) Southwest Dekalb High School
UNC and Vanderbilt are the only schools to extend Williams a scholarship offer, but plenty of SEC schools are interested. It appears that Williams is looking to stay in SEC country.
Recruited by: Tommy Thigpen