The Summer is time for most kickers and punters to improve their technique and get ready for their high school season, but there is a whole different season for the top kicking specialists who are entering their senior year of high school.
Top high school kickers and punters will attend college universities and scholarship camps to get the necessary exposure to earn a scholarship. Last year Corey Acosta attended over 17 kicking camps, which led to a full scholarship to Southern Miss.
I am excited to announce that there are 4 punters from Tennessee that are ranked in the top 20 in the country for the 2011 class. Those punters are Nathan Renfro (5th), Spencer Roth (10th), Greg Colquitt (13th), and Clayton Williams (19th).
Also just recently two students of mine had a very successful kicking camp in Atlanta as Jackson Redditt and Landon Foster placed 1st and 2nd in the kicking competition.
It is exciting seeing success for kicking specialists in Tennessee!
Nathan Renfro (Brentwood Academy) is a talented senior punter who has exploded on the recruiting scene. I worked with him June 1-2 and I told his mother, Mitzi, that I thought that all Nathan needed was to get some exposure.
Nathan decided to camp at Clemson, Florida, and Tennessee camps and won the punting competitions at Clemson and Florida.
Finally, Nathan went to an exposure camp in Chicago a few weeks ago and he was so impressive at the camp that it catapulted him to being ranked the 5th best punter in the country!
I am very proud of Nathan and all he has and will accomplish in the future.
Check out his workout with me just a few weeks ago...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJCxUtCQwgU
Greg Colquitt (Maryville High School) has had a very impressive Summer and certainly a busy one also! He has camped at numerous kicking camps including Tennessee, Clemson, Notre Dame, and attended a few other exposure camps.
All of his hard work has accumulated in some great exposure and I think he has put himself in a good position for a scholarship this Fall.
I worked with Greg this past week and he is really working hard on his fundamentals and might be one of the most polished punters in the senior class.
Spencer Roth (Knoxville Catholic) is a big kid with a lot of potential. I have worked with him quite a bit over the past two years and I am excited that his recruiting is picking up.
He received an offer from Kansas earlier this Spring and has been very competitive in kicking camps this Summer at Clemson and Florida.
I look forward to seeing how everything works out for him this season and in the future.
Clayton Williams (Evangelical Christian School) is probably one of the biggest sleepers in the 2011 punting class. He is a big kid who is capable of hitting a big ball!
I have worked with him a few times this Summer on polishing up his mechanics. He was not a starter on his team this past season due to some injuries but I expect his high school coaches to be very excited about having Clayton available for punts and placekicking this season.
Very happy for Clayton that he is healthy and I think college coaches should be keeping their eye on him this season!
Landon Foster (Independence High School) did One on One Kicking Lessons with me earlier this Summer and placed 2nd this past week at a kicking camp in Atlanta and is ranked the 8th best kicker in the class of 2012.
Landon had one of the best transformations I have seen in my time coaching kickers. After the end of his first lesson he looked like an entirely different kicker! He is a very smart and athletic guy and I am looking forward to seeing his success over the next year.
Jackson Redditt (Wilson Central High School) has had a very busy Summer as he has been to camps at Tennessee, Georgia, MTSU, NC State,Western Kentucky, and Virginia.
He has hit numerous 50 yard field goals at the kicking camps and has competed against some of the best kickers in the country. His hard work and performance is certainly paying off as he won a kicking competition in Atlanta just recently.
It has been a great Summer for kicking specialists in Tennessee and I am looking forward to doing anything I can to help them along their way!
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