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UNC's next run at a scholarship kicker could come in the 2014 class with Bunn (N.C.)'s Freeman Jones, who visited for last weekend's junior day.
Had heard a lot about this kid. Definitely seems to be the next good one from N.C. Maybe UNC will have more luck keeping him in-state than with the most recent top kickers from the Tar Heel state.
From what I can tell, recruiting a kicker is a lot like playing a game of chicken from the family and college's point-of-view. There might be high mutual interest between the two but if a scholarship isn't available from the kicker's favorite school but it is at another institution it would be incredibly tough to turn down that 'ship that's available elsewhere. And unless the kicker is one of the tops in the nation then most of the recruitment really seems to happen in the last few weeks leading up to NSD when coaching staffs have a much better idea if a scholarship for a kicker might come available.
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