Thursday, August 6, 2009

Brantley likely a Tar Heel soon

North Carolina watched Durham Mt. Zion Academy wide receiver Tehvyn Brantley play at its June camp and then ignored his height, variously listed at 5-foot-7 or 5-8, and offered him a scholarship.

None of the other major area schools—Wyoming offered last week, and Central Michigan was in on him early—could get past his stature.

The Tar Heels have.

Brantley visited Chapel Hill Wednesday, meeting with North Carolina coaches for five hours in a day that included a meeting with head coach Butch Davis.

“It was wonderful,” Brantley said Wednesday night. “I didn’t commit, but they are definitely the favorite. They want me to come back Saturday to watch practice, and I’m going.”

While he didn’t commit, he said he hopes to hold a press conference in a week or two to announce his decision, calling doing so a “once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

It’s still conceivable that a school like Tennessee or Auburn—he had outstanding camps at both schools—could come in and make a late race of it, but don’t bet on it.

Brantley, told by North Carolina’s coaches that he might return kicks immediately, said he wanted no guarantees; he wanted to earn his playing time. The Tar Heels told him that he might eventually fit in the offense at slot receiver.

“I was so excited that as soon as I was done up there, I went and worked out,” he said. “I’m going to be our enemies’ misery.”

--Stan Olson

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

it's the old bait and switch.

he be playing cornerback. but hey, it's a scholarship.

Anonymous said...

A 5'7 cornerback? I guess Davis is getting desperate after holding UNC over the barrel for his undeserved raise.

Anonymous said...

Is Blake still handing out reward$ for UNC recruits?

Anonymous said...

“It was wonderful,” Brantley said Wednesday night. “I didn’t commit, but they are definitely the favorite. They want me to come back Saturday to watch practice, and I’m going.”

Great! Now they are guaranteed one spectator!

Anonymous said...

Shut up! Butch Davis owns all you loosers!

Anonymous said...

Duke is going to take the battle of the blues this year at Kenan! We will embarrass the baby blues on their home turf! Wake up! UNC-CH is taking several steps backwards this year!

Anonymous said...

Maybe John Edwards can invite recruits to his private box for UNC-CH football games this fall? Rielle will be there!

Anonymous said...

Is this a joke?

Anonymous said...

he hold the ball for their kicker

he should go to App state

dominate in sports, play some hackey sack, and experiment a little.....

Anonymous said...

"He should go to App state?"

They have much better marijuana in Chapel Hill, thank-you.

Anonymous said...

he will dominate the acc! he has alot of the right stuff for example work ethic!

Anonymous said...

Coach Davis knows talent! this kid will produce on tobacco road! with a vertical jump of 38 inches and a legit time of 4.4 in the 40yd. I bet u will see him on sunday afternoons and monday nights! dont forget your popcorn with the butter and sweet ice tea!

Anonymous said...

dont hate! he is the next prime time player,when he gets his chance to shine then he will shut u guys up!