Wooten's LOI Arrives First

Jay Wooten, a 6-foot-3 170-pounder from Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County, became the first official member of the 2007 recruiting class when he faxed his letter of intent to the UNC football offices at about 7:20 a.m. this morning.

"We got up this morning and we actually faxed it in first thing," Wooten said. "I think I was the first one to send it in. The coaches have been great through it all. Coach Browning came down last week and went over the letter of intent with me, and explained everything on there."

The placekicker/punter was a starter for Scotland County all four seasons, and he handled all of the kicking duties for North Carolina's Shrine Bowl squad. Wooten said the current staff is not positive whether they will use him as a punter or a placekicker. Regardless, Wooten is willing to do whatever he needs to help the program and is excited about being a member of UNC's recruiting class.

"It's a great feeling," Wooten said. "It's been a long time coming. I'm glad to get the process behind me and officially become a Tar Heel."

Wooten ended his senior season by converting 40-of-44 extra points (91%) and 7-of-12 field goals. He was also selected as a member of Chris Sailer's 2007 Top 12, which allows Wooten to attend Sailer's invitation-only Top 12 Camp. He also held offers from Clemson and LSU.

Wooten will enroll at UNC for the second summer session, beginning on June 21st.

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