From the college exposure and recruiting standpoint, there is no need to evaluate or rank anyone who is a high school sophomore or younger. Kickers and punters are not done growing. They are not done getting physically stronger. And their skills are not anywhere near where they will be by the time that they are finished with high school.
But, at our kicking camps, we come across young kickers and punters who perform exceptionally. We want to share their performances and acknowledge their successes.
Nate Van Zelst (’21) Kicker/Punter from Illinois. Impressive kicker who went 15/17 on FGs with long of 52 as a freshman at the Chicago Kicking Camp in May 2018. He consistently puts kickoffs in the end zone. Ended sophomore year kicking for Loyola Academy varsity with 40/40 PATs, 14/17 on FGs, and 39 yard per punt avg…and a state championship.
Logan Seibert (’21) Kicker/Punter from Illinois. Started varsity as a freshman and sophomore. At our Illinois Winter Kicking Camp in February 2018, averaged 61.50 yards per kickoff. Shows 55-yard FG range already. One of the top kickers in the country in his class. Attended our Illinois camp as a 12-year old.
Chase Paulus (’21) Kicker/Punter from Michigan. As a sophomore, starting for varsity, kicked field goals of 50, 47, and 46 yards! Chase’s HUDL page. Crushes punts and kickoffs, too.
Ivan Shuran (’21) Kicker from Ohio. Attended our first camp as a 9-year old! Started for varsity as a freshman and sophomore. Currently 6 for 9 on FGs, with long of 45 yards (last second to force overtime). 100% on extra points.
Garrison Smith (’21) Kicker/Punter from Ohio. Has been attending our camps since the 7th grade. Started for varsity as a freshman and sophomore. Kicked 10 field goals in games with the long of 40 yards.
Brady Braun (’22) Kicker/Punter from Indiana – hit a 50 yard field goal off a 1-inch block in practice prior to starting high school. He won the varsity starting job as a freshman.
Clay Medvec (’21) Kicker/Punter from Ohio – went 11/13 with long of 47, while averaging 53.50 yards on kickoffs and 40.1 yards per punt at the Ohio Kicking Camp in June 2018.
Mark Ruffing (’21) Punter from Ohio – averaged 40.3 yards per punt at the Ohio Kicking Camp in June 2018.
Tyler Perkins (’22) Kicker/Punter from Ohio – won the starting punter job for the varsity as a freshman. At the Ohio Kicking Camp, went 12/15 on FGs, long 42, while averaging 35.6 yards per punt.
Arlind Bengu (’21) Kicker/Punter from Ohio – went 9/12 on FGs with long of 45, and averaged 53.75 yards per kickoff at the Ohio Kicking Camp in June 2018.
Kyle Dillon (’21) Kicker from Iowa – went 10/10 on FGs, long 40, while averaging 59 yards per kickoff at the Iowa Kicking Camp in March 2018.
Bennett Emerson (’22) Kicker from Iowa – went 11/14 on FGs with long of 42, while averaging 47.25 yards on kickoffs at the Iowa Kicking Camp in March 2018.
Eddie Jewett (’22) Kicker from Michigan – went 10/10 with long of 35 yards as an 8th grader at the Michigan Winter Kicking Camp in December 2017. One of the most improved campers. Two years earlier Eddie went 0 for 10 on FGs and averaged 14 yards per kickoff at the same event.