New Qualifying Path for Reddick

A new rule has increased the chances of Kevin Reddick enrolling at North Carolina in January.

"If I don't get my points from the test score, I'm going to go home and take a three-week online class," said Reddick, a four-star linebacker. "So I'll still be able to be there in January."

In other words, if he doesn't receive a qualifying score on his most recent taking of the ACT, Reddick will enroll in a course this month that will give him the opportunity to increase his high school grade-point average. The online class would conclude in time for Reddick to enroll in January.

The NCAA Clearinghouse uses a sliding scale that evaluates a test score and grade-point average to determine whether an incoming freshman is academically eligible.

Coming out of New Bern (N.C.) High School, Reddick was qualified by UNC and enrolled at Chapel Hill for the 2008 second summer semester. However, his ACT score was red-flagged and when he retook the test, he didn't receive a score that would deem him qualified. Thus, he headed to Hargrave Military Academy, where he took SAT/ACT prep classes, as well as played for the post graduate team.

Reddick will leave Hargrave Military Academy on Monday. He expects to find out the score of his most recent ACT taking within the next couple of weeks.

"I'm confident that I got a good score [on the ACT], because when I took that test it came to me easy," Reddick said. "Regardless, I'll be there in January."

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