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GA Kicker Embraces UNC Experience

Alpharetta, GA, placekicker Dylan Schorr had a terrific visit to UNC this past weekend for the Duke game.

Chapel Hill wasn’t foreign territory for Dylan Schorr when he and his family visited North Carolina this past weekend for the Duke game.

As a soccer player, he attended UNC’s camp while in middle school. But this time he checked out the Carolina digs as a prospective student and football player for the Tar Heels. A kicker from Alpharetta, GA, Schorr loved every bit of his visit.

“It went really well,” he told THI. “I loved the campus and all the fans tailgating. The facilities are top notch. It was awesome to walk out of the tunnel and see what it’s like to be out on the field and I loved it. It was really loud down on the field and I love that because it got me hyped up.”

Schorr got to speak with some other prospects visiting as well as do the other things prospects do when in for a game.

“I spoke with recruiting coordinator and listened to them talk to the group and it made me feel like I would have top notch support if I went there,” he said.

Schorr is an accomplished kicker. This season, he’s 10-10 on field goals with a long of 44 yards and he’s 12-12 on PATs.

Dylan Schorr.

“I’ve broken two school records for longest field goal and most field goals in one game (5),” he said. “I kicked a game winner a couple weeks ago.”

As for his recruitment, the process is quite different for kickers than players at other positions. So Schorr is patient and working through the process. But things are picking up.

“I’ve had some contact with a coach from Illinois and got invited to UGA recently so I’m pretty excited,” he said. And of course there’s UNC.

Schorr understands a scholarship might not be in the works initially, but that isn’t deterring him. It worked out well for Nick Weiler, UNC’s kicker in 2015 and 2016. Weiler is best known for his game-winning kick at Florida State last season, but also was an All-ACC performer and was awarded a scholarship prior to his junior season.

“Yes, I would definitely consider walking on to a school,” Schorr said.

Schorr is looking to visit Georgia soon before sorting out any other visits he makes this season.