Recruiting Analysis: Specialists

If you check Inside Carolina's Recruiting Board each day, you already have an accurate and updated overview of UNC's recruiting efforts. Now, get a closer look as IC provides its annual position-by-position board breakdown.

2009 Scholarship Roster 
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
11Casey Barth 5-11180 So/So 21
# Name Ht Wt Cl/El Rk
39Grant Schallock 6-7225 Jr/Jr NR
30C.J. Feagles 6-0185 Fr/Fr NR

It's unlikely UNC will spend a scholarship on a kicker for the 2010 class, but that doesn't mean the staff isn't recruiting kickers.

For the most part, UNC is set at field goal kicking for the next two seasons with Casey Barth and punting for the next five with Grant Schallock and C.J. Feagles. However, kickoffs have been a sore spot.

Thus, UNC is in search of a kickoff specialist, according to Inside Carolina's sources. Additionally, after Barth graduates in two seasons, that kicker would have an opportunity to win the field goal kicking job.

UNC's plan is to grant two kickers preferred walk-on spots. If one wins the kickoff job, he would be put on scholarship following his freshman year.

Although no decisions have been made, tops on UNC's wish list is Thomas Moore (Chapel Hill (N.C.) East). UNC is also very high on Sam Myers (Charlotte (N.C.) Latin), Kasey Redfern (Jamestown (N.C.) Ragsdale), Ben Rhyne (Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day), and Bryce Thompson (Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day).

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