Sports Journal on Bunting's recruiting haul

CHAPEL HILL — There aren't many examples, in the last few decades of ACC football, of a team bringing in a consensus top-15 recruiting class on the heels of a bottom-three conference finish on the field. For obvious reasons, it just doesn't happen very often. ...

There are no guarantees that the future holds similarly great things for North Carolina, but third-year coach John Bunting and his rebuilt staff deserve an enormous amount of credit for reeling in a top-15 class this year after suffering through an ugly 3-9 campaign in 2002. That the Heels pulled off such a rare feat under such trying circumstances was impressive. How they did it was even more remarkable.

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