While some players may look elsewhere after the news John Bunting has been let go, Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County kicker Jay Wooten is sticking to his commitment. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder still likes the Tar Heels and what they have to offer.
"I think it's a real tough situation for everybody that is involved," he said. "I really hate to see that coach Bunting is getting fired because he's a great guy and a great leader and to not get a chance to play for him is disappointing, but for me football isn't the only reason I chose to go there and I can say I'm still firm on my commitment. North Carolina is the place I want to be."
What does Wooten still like about UNC?
"You know the campus and academics there are great," he said. "North Carolina is also where I want to be living for the next four or five years. I felt like it was where I wanted to be and with the kicking game, I don't think too much will be affected for me by the change."
The news has kept other schools from staying in contact.
"Clemson called me the other night and told me my offer was still there," he said. "They are just trying to see if I'd be interested in taking a visit there, but like I said Carolina is where I want to be. I'm confident in the university that they will bring someone in who is a good coach and a great leader."