Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mularkey could be UNC's 'sleeper' recruit

Greater Atlanta Christian School linebacker Shane Mularkey doesn’t have nearly as many stars next to his name as most of the highly recruited players on North Carolina’s commitment list.

But Mularkey, who’s rated as a two-star player by rivals.com, may be one of the gems of this recruiting class. Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell considers Mularkey, who’s the son of Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, to be the sleeper in this class.

“He’s a guy that emerged late,” Farrell said. “He had the UCF offer, but I’ve heard that some other, bigger programs were trying to sort of sneak him away from North Carolina late. He has a lot of football smarts and tremendous athleticism.” - Ken Tysiac