Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Former Tar Heel soon to be a Gamecock

Placekicker Jay Wooten, who announced his decision to leave North Carolina earlier this summer, recently decided to walk on at South Carolina.

He will be given a chance to earn a scholarship.

Wooten, who played at Laurinburg’s Scotland High, had also considered Arkansas, Louisville and Coastal Carolina. But both of his parents were Gamecocks, and a meeting with head coach Steve Spurrier settled it.

“I always wanted to be a Gamecock,” Wooten told S.C. recruiting expert Phil Kornblut. “"It's funny because it was not a good situation (coming out of high school). “They didn't really need a kicker and I was excited about playing at North Carolina. Things didn't work out. They wanted me to concentrate more on kickoffs.”

Last season Wooten, then a sophomore, made all of his 11 extra point attempts and four of six field goals.

As a transfer, he’ll sit out this season and have three years to play his final two.

“There isn't a more exciting place to be on Saturdays than Williams-Brice Stadium,” he said.

--Stan Olson

If you know of a commitment, an offer or a visit, please email me at
solson@charlotteobserver.com.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

gamecocks are nothing but tar heel re-treads ... ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't hack it as a Tar Hell so he wants to go be a Game Cock. Hey he might even become the biggest cock in SC.

Anonymous said...

Great! Another Butch Davis waiver that will come back and bite us in the rear. And I guess you all will say Cam is better off at Catawba. Hogwash!

Anonymous said...

What a joke! Everyone knows Visor Boy Jr. knows how to coach. Right?