April 23, 2006

North Carolina leading for Saunders?

One of the bright spots at Saturday's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas combine at Methodist College was the performance of Wesley Saunders. The 6-5, 271-pound defensive end/ tight end impressed those in attendance with his speed.

He finished the shuttle run in 4.37 seconds, one of the fastest times of the day in a group that included 203 participants.

He also benched 185-pounds a dozen times and jumped 27.3-inches in the vertical.

"I could've done better at the bench press," Saunders said. "But I did well on the vertical and the shuttle run."

Saunders took an unofficial visit Friday to North Carolina. The Tar Heels surely impressed.

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