Recruiting Analysis: Kickers

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Special Teams

2006 Depth Chart 
Place Kicker
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
10 Connor Barth 6-1190 Jr/Jr NR
38 Lane Clemmons* 6-0200Jr/So NR
42Shawn Lawson* 5-10 178Sr/Sr NR
16Matthew Toney* 5-10 175Fr/Fr NR
Punter
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
45David Wooldridge 6-2 215Sr/Sr NR
17John Choate* 6-2 190Sr/Jr NR
39Kristian Bouw* 6-1 210Fr/Fr NR

With both starting kicker and punter graduating in the next two years, his department needs to be addressed with the 2007 recruiting class.

UNC landed their number one target -- Jay Wooten. A strong legged kicker, Wooten will come in as a punter and kickoff specialist, but could eventually hold field goal duties.

Jay Wooten
6'3" 170 lbs. 5.00
Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County High School


A few weeks after LSU offered, Wooten received a UNC scholarship offer. The UNC coaching staff said they needed an answer quickly, and Wooten verbally committed a few days later.

With his strong leg, Wooten could hold down any kicking position.

A starter since his freshman year, Wooten converted 8-of-13 field goals during his junior season. He also kicked 70-percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks. In his first year punting, he landed 19 inside the 20-yard line.

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NameSchool HtWt Fty
Chris Hinkenbein Charlotte (N.C.) Providence HS 6-2162 4.90

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