April 30, 2007

Athletic 'backer claims Tide offer

Much in the same fashion as the state of Alabama is enjoying a historically good year in terms of number of quality football recruits, North Carolina is seeing a similar wealth of 2008 athletes. Alabama assistant Curt Cignetti has already mined several Tide scholarship offers out of the state, and the latest target is one of the fastest linebackers in the south.

"Last week, Coach Cignetti emailed me and let me know that they had some news for me," said New Bern, N.C. linebacker Kevin Reddick, who stands at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds. "When I called him, he said they had a scholarship offer heading my way.

"He told me that they need fast, physical linebackers who run sideline to sideline.

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