Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feagles follows famous father to Butch Davis

CHAPEL HILL — Punter C.J. Feagles was one of the last recruits to fax his letter of intent to North Carolina on Wednesday because he was in Hawaii with his father, New York Giants punter Jeff, for the NFL Pro Bowl.

It marked a bit of deja vu for UNC coach Butch Davis, who also recruited Jeff to Miami more than 20 years ago.

“It was an interesting visit when they came on campus, Jeff and his wife, because I had recruited Jeff out of Scottsdale Community College back in 1984, and here he is still going to the Pro Bowl and he has 22 years in the National Football League. If we have anywhere close to that success with his son, it will be a pretty good deal.”

So did Davis use the same recruiting tactics with son as with father?

“Actually, he thought we did a better job recruiting his son than we did recruiting him,” Davis said, laughing. “He thought the food was better this time around.”

-- Robbi Pickeral