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
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.
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
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.