ACC All Access: Kicker Gary Wunderlich reneges on Virginia commitment, commits to Mississippi

Gary Wunderlich, an elite kicker recruit from Tennessee, reneged on his commitment to Virginia, and committed to Mississippi.

Wunderlich, a 6-foot-0, 179-pound senior at Memphis University School in Memphis, Tenn., is considered by many recruiting analysts one of the nation's top three kickers in the class of 2014. He confirmed his change of heart Thursday morning via messages posted on his Twitter account (@gwunder3):

"After much thought and prayer I've decided to decommit from U.Va. I want to apologize to U.Va. coaches, fans and current commits for leaving."

"My heart was somewhere else."

"I've decided to commit to coach Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels. #hottytoddy"

In addition to scholarship offers from U.Va. and Mississippi, Wunderlich has an offer from Texas A&M, according to

Last season, he connected on 8 of 16 field goal attempts, missing seven times on attempts of 40 yards or longer, and 50 of 55 extra points. He also averaged 41.5 yards per punt. In 2011, he was 7 of 11 on field goal attempts, and 40 of 44 on extra point attempts as a sophomore.

With Wunderlich no longer committed to U.Va., the Cavaliers now have nine commitments for their '14 recruiting class. Feb. 5 will be the first day recruits can sign a letter of intent.


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