Top Prospects – Class of 2023

TOP PROSPECTS - CLASS OF 2023

5★ – D1 college prospect

4★ – D2 college prospect

3★ – D3 college prospect

*Most of these athletes were evaluated during the off-season between their sophomore and junior high school seasons. They are far from a finished product. Their current evaluation and ranking is based on what we saw. With physical and skill development being uncertain at this age, only time will tell where they will be by the time that they are high school seniors.

 

Declan Duley – 5★ Kicker/Punter,  Illinois (Evaluated in April 2021)

Kickoffs are close to 70 yards prior to starting junior year in high school. Punting mechanics are excellent with great power. Declan is 6’2″ 220+ pounds and powerful. He is a mature, confident and hard working athlete. He will be one of the top high school kicker/punter prospects. Easy D1 scholarship decision.

 

Emilio Duran – 5★ Kicker/Punter, Ohio (Evaluated in March 2022)

Division 1 prospect combo who is strong in all three skills – punting being the strongest. Fundamentally solid punter with hang times near 5 seconds – good hands, compact steps, understands the skill well. Field goal range is around 57 yards off the ground with good height. Kickoffs are usually in upper 60s with 4 second hang times.

 

Alexander Kasee – 5★ Kicker/Punter, Ohio (Evaluated in March 2022)

Outstanding smoothness and efficiency with power to hit field goals from 55 yards out already. Excellent punting mechanics with great hands – hitting high percentage of spirals. Tall and lean kicker/punter who shows outstanding skills and work habits.

 

Tarik Ahmetbasic – 5★ Kicker/Punter, Michigan (Evaluated in January 2021)

Impressive power on this tall and athletic-built kicker. Sky is the ceiling. At the Michigan Winter Camp in January 2021, Tarik crushed field goals off the ground with consistency and power to hit from 60. Great ball rotation and height. Kickoffs are in the mid 60s. Tarik is fresh off the soccer field, where he is an accomplished athlete, and his swing is “soccerrish” at the moment. He will excel at whatever sport he chooses.

 

Clune Van Andel – 5★ Kicker, Michigan (Evaluated in December 2021)

Clune impressed with his power at the Michigan Winter Kicking Camp, winning the field goal competition with a 57 yard field goal off the ground with tons of height, after making 55 and 53 yard field goals with lots of distance to spare. Powerful kicker with soccer background who plants hard and swings hard. Kickoff steps need improvement. With improved steps, he will be averaging in 70s with 4+ second hang times easily.

 

Cordell Jones-McNally 4.5★ Kicker/Punter, Michigan (Evaluated in July 2021)

Talented young kicker who performed exceptionally at the Top Kicker event in July 2021. Cordell’s field goals were most impressive of three skills. He consistently hit high and straight kicks off the ground with rang to hit from 55+. Kickoffs average in mid 60s. Punting needs work. But he shows potential. Overall, with another year of polishing his skills, Cordell will be a solid division 1 prospect. TKIA Video from July 2021 

 

Nate Brinks – 4.5★ Kicker, Michigan (Evaluated in July 2021)

Kicker with good power and good frame to develop into a solid college performer. Showed power to hit field goals from 55 yards out off the ground and averaged 63 yards on kickoffs with good hang times in the summer before his junior season. By next summer, FGs should be near 60, and kickoffs close to 70 yards. TKIA Video from July 2021. 

 

Brennyn Green – 4.5★ Kicker, Illinois (Evaluated in January 2022)

Great leg snap and power. Even with sketchy steps, Brennyn hit most of his kickoffs 65 – 70 yards. Gets monster height on field goals off the ground. Great potential. Needs to smooth out steps and get more practice reps.

 

Dawson Stine – 4.5★ Punter/Kicker, Iowa (Evaluated in July 2021)

Tall combo athlete with fast leg snap who will crush the ball as he grows into his 6’3″ frame. Kickoffs are in mid 60’s already. Punts are Dawson’s best skill. He shows excellent hand and consistency for the age group. Field goal range is in mid 50s with great foot to ball contact. TKIA Video from July 2021

 

Dominic Bjodstrup – 4.5★ Kicker, Wisconsin (Evaluated in February 2022)

All-Conference kicker as a freshman. Soccer player with a snappy leg. Shows range to hit field goals from 50 yards out. Ball jumps off his foot. Hard working kicker who kicks consistently and continues to improve rapidly. Great height on field goals and kickoffs.

 

Zach Hayes – 4★ Kicker, Illinois (Evaluated in May 2022)

Tall and powerful kicker. Great height and power on field goals Averaged 65 yards per kickoff with solid hang times in May 2022.

 

Caden Kolanowski – 4★ Kicker, Michigan (Evaluated in December 2021)

Solid and consistent performance at the Michigan Indoor Kicking Camp, averaging 60 yards per kickoff and going 8/10 on field goals off the ground with a long kick of 50 yards.

 

Carson Essad – 4★ Kicker/Punter, Ohio (Evaluated in June 2021)

Fundamentally excellent kicker with solid power and excellent work ethic. Field goal range of 50 yards, kickoffs around 60 yards.

 

Jackson Trombley – 4★ Kicker/Punter, Ohio (Evaluated in March 2020)

Strong kicker with kickoffs in the mid 60s. Field goals are in 50+ range off the ground. Good athlete and a motivated kicker.

 

Carson Beekman – 4★ Kicker, Michigan (Evaluated in December 2021)

Solid fundamentals and focused young kicker with range to connect on field goals from 50 yards out. Needs to get physically stronger in order to generate big college interest.

 

Alec Crum – 4★ Kicker, Illinois (Evaluated in January 2022)

Solid performance at the Illinois Kicking Camp, making it into bonus round with long field goal of 53 yards and averaging upper 50s on kickoffs.

 

Kyle Walmer – 4★ Kicker, Illinois (Evaluated in July 2021)

Strong kicker who shows range to crush the FGs from 50+ yards out. Once Kyle finds consistent steps and smooths them out. He will be a solid D2 and above prospect.

 

Robert Carson – 3.5★ Kicker, Ohio (Evaluated in March 2022)

Kicker with a quick leg and solid posture through the swing. Does a great job on kickoffs, smashing the ball 60+ yards consistently.

 

Noah Koenig – 3.5★ Kicker, Indiana (Evaluated in June 2021)

Showed great power and foot to ball contact, kicking field goals off the ground at the Indiana Kicking Camp in June 2021. While Noah is new to kicking, he showed great natural ability to strike the ball hard and straight. With improved mechanics, distance and consistency will increase quickly. Currently, FG range is around 50. Kickoffs are in upper 50s.

 

Ryan Pimentel – 3★ Kicker, Indiana (Evaluated in April 2021)

Fundamentally solid kicker who hits field goals straight consistently. He went 8/10 on field goals at the Indiana Kicking Camp. Ryan’s current range is around 45 to 50 yards. Kickoffs average in upper 50s. As he gets stronger, range will improve.

 

Owen Halverson – 3★ Kicker, Illinois (Evaluated in February 2021)

Consistent kicker who hits field goals straight with range to connect from 45 to 50 yards. Owen just needs to get physically stronger in order to attract college interest.

 

Ryan Storter-Becker – 3★ Kicker, Iowa (Evaluated in April 2021)

Averaged 60 yards per kickoff and went 6/10 on field goals with a long of 47 yards in April 2021 – kicking on a field with deep grass.