Heels in good shape for Guy

Kyndraus Guy said people misspell his name all the time, but there is no mistaking the potential of the 6-3, 260-pound senior offensive tackle from Hope Mills (N.C.) South View.

The North Carolina target was in Chapel Hill for the Texas game last weekend and was surprised by what he saw in Kenan Stadium.

"There were a lot of people there," Guy told IC Thursday morning. "It was kind of loud.

"I liked it and it was a good game. It's a shame that Carolina lost, but it kind of blew my mind to see Kenan that way."

Clemson and UNC are at the top of Guy's top five, followed by N.C. State, Wake Forest and Elon. All five have offered scholarships.

Guy is headed to see Clemson play South Carolina Nov. 16, then will make an official visit with the Tigers on Jan. 12. Guy plans to make his official visit to UNC sometime later in January.

A verbal commitment will come shortly after those visits.

"I want to get an opportunity to see all the schools interested in me, and keep an open mind," Guy said. "Carolina is close to home and my mom can come see me there. I have always liked Clemson because I was born in South Carolina."

Guy had a chance to talk to Isaiah Thomas and C.J. Gaddis during the Texas game, and met the two this summer during a three-day camp at UNC.

"We just talked about the game, but they (UNC coaches) left us out in the rain," he said laughing.

Guy said the summer camp was a good chance for him to see how life would be on campus at UNC.

"It was a lot of fun, but I pulled a calf muscle," Guy said. "We just went out there and had fun, no stress, just having fun."

UNC assistant coach Rod Broadway put Guy on defense during the camp because UNC had seen tape of him on offense. That was all UNC needed to see, and Guy has the opportunity to choose which side of the ball he wants to play on if he comes to UNC.

UNC line coach Hal Hunter is recruiting Guy and hasn't minced words with him.

"He is direct I like him," Guy said. "We have been talking to him for a while. He gets straight to the point, they told me they want for the O-line, but they have told me I can play either one."

UNC head coach John Bunting is another topic that evokes laughter affable lineman. Guy said that Bunting seemed nice and had a good sense of where the team is going to be in five years.

"He is hoping that I am going to be part of that," Guy said.

Guy also has heard and noticed Bunting's intensity and passion for football.

"I haven't seen him in action but he looks like he could flip on somebody in a minute."

While no decision will come for a while, South View coach Randy Ledford said the Tar Heels are right there.

"Most of the coaches have said he could play either side of the ball, so he could play offense or defense in college," Ledford said. "I think he is very interested (in UNC). I've talked to him about it and I don't try to pressure him about it. I told him, he will know when he knows."

Ledford said Guy is quick enough to play defense but he hasn't used him in that role this season. "For a big man he is very agile, very athletic," the coach said. When the ball is snapped on offense, he is gone."

Guy, who runs a 5.1 40-yard dash, said he isn't that fast, but one thing can make up for that.

"Being aggressive, I like to hit people and get them out of the way," said Guy, without hesitation. "A lot of players out here will wait until the second half to really play football. I like to get after it in the first and stay with it through the fourth."

While Guy knows he could see action at UNC as a freshman, he wants to use a redshirt year to get better.

"College is a different level, that ain't no joke," Guy said. "I don't want to go in there and be some guy's dummy. I want to hit the weights and learn more first."

NOTE: Fans in the Greensboro (N.C.) area can see Guy in action this Friday, when South View (3-1) plays in its last non-conference game at Greensboro Grimsley.

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