May 18, 2006

North Carolina after another kicker?

UNC offered Laurinburg, N.C., Scotland County kicker Jay Wooten a scholarship last Thursday. The Tar Heels are prepared to get the replacement for Connor Barth in this class.

Another recruit with a big leg — Charlotte, N.C., Providence's Chris Hinkebein — also has been on North Carolina's radar.

"They offered a kid last week so it depends on what he does," Hinkebein said. "Carolina sends me texts a little bit."

Who else has been contacting the 6-2, 180-pound standout?

"Virginia called once," Hinkebein said. "LSU and Baylor talked to me at the Shrine Bowl (of the Carolinas) combine at Ragsdale High School. Army came into school and we talked the other day."

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