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Top-Ranked Long Snapper Commits, Chooses UNC-Chapel Hill

By: Austin Baker


(Ardrey Kell High School, Student Body President)


CHARLOTTE, nc. --- Kyle Murphy, long snapper from Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, North Carolina) has officially committed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a preferred walk-on.

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the eighteen-year-old committed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while sitting next to Ardrey Kell Head Coach, Adam Hastings and the Head Coach for UNC Chapel Hill, Larry Fedora.

Ranked #1 in the state of North Carolina according to Rubio Long Snapping, the 6'3, 230 pound long snapper has chosen where he will take his future.

Earning the starting spot on the Ardrey Kell Varsity Football team as a long snapper in both his Junior and Senior seasons, Kyle began to prove to coaches that he was capable of playing at the collegiate level. Recruits noticed his motivation, worth-ethic, and dedication to succeed not only on the field, but in the classroom as well; proving himself to be a true, all-around athlete. In addition, most coaches and players would describe Kyle as versatile. Throughout high school, he was introduced to playing right tackle and center. Essentially, the Tar Heels will appreciate the versatility Murphy has to offer.

Before committing to the University of North Carolina, Murphy had several colleges recruiting him, including Tennessee, Appalachian State, North Carolina A&T, Furman, Wofford, and Coastal Carolina. I spoke with Murphy earlier this week and he was excited on his decision to take his future to Chapel Hill. In our conversation, I asked why he chose UNC Chapel Hill over other schools who were interested in him. He explained, "They [Chapel Hill] are a young team and are growing immensely." In addition, he added "It's hard to beat a Carolina education!"

We then discussed a more in-depth analysis on why he chose to attend North Carolina and the pros and cons to being a preferred walk-on. Kyle noted, "Being a walk-on is not what I have intended to become, but it's what I am currently listed as. Of course, I did not choose to be a preferred walk-on, however I do not mind it because when I earn a starting spot and prove myself valuable, I will be awarded a scholarship." Genuine in his responses and humble in his mannerisms, Kyle is a talented student-athlete who has much to look forward to.

Kyle is extremely clear on what he wants to accomplish while attending UNC Chapel Hill. He expects to earn a degree in Business and then plans to carry his knowledge into the workplace where he hopes to work in the upper-tier of a corporation.

At the conclusion of our conversation, he described how thankful he was for the support from his family, coaches, and friends. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a remarkable student-athlete coming their way.

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US Army All-American Decommits From Texas

By: Austin Baker

(Ardrey Kell High School, Student Body President)

CHARLOTTE, nc. --- Corbin Daly, punter from Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, North Carolina) has officially decommitted from the University of Texas at Austin.

As the #2 punter in the nation in the Class of 2014, the 6'3 190 pound football star has been highly recruited by Texas, South Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill, Ohio State, Michigan State, Texas A&M, UNC Charlotte and several other Division I universities.

I spoke with Daly early this morning on his decommitment from the Home of the Longhorns and he had positive remarks on the decision he made on the night of Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He noted that he was thankful for the opportunity to attend and play football at the University of Texas, however he felt that Texas was not the best fit for what he wanted to accomplish.

He spoke with Mack Brown and Major Applewhite late Tuesday evening and discussed his decommitment and informed them that he was focused primarily on staying close to home on the East Coast.

Daly informed me that he was contemplating his decision on attending the University of Texas when he first heard of the rumors and claims that Mack Brown, the head coach for the University of Texas would be fired at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season. Adding on to this, Daly believed staying close to his family in Charlotte, North Carolina was one of the most significant aspects that would determine where he would attend college.

Corbin Daly is a remarkable athlete. Earlier this week, he was presented with an invitation to play in the US Army All-American Bowl held inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. He represents one of ninety players selected from all across the United States to play in this premier high school football all-star game, which will take place on January 4, 2014.

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