This was by far the best gathering of college prospects from the state of Virginia that I have witnessed in a very long time.
Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011
It was picture perfect day for the National Camp Series (NCS) in Williamsburg, Va hosted by former NFL kicker Michael Husted.
With temperatures in the high 60's and light variable winds, several kickers, punters and long snappers were on hand to take advantage on NCS' newly launched Kicking IndeX, better know as the KIX Player Rating System.
Afterwards, former NFL Kicker Michael Husted of Husted Kicking, who attended Hampton High School and the University of Virginia, provided a free kicking camp for the local college prospects.
Husted, along with former Hampton University punter, Todd Covington of Todd Covington Kicking and former VA Tech kicker, Carter Warley, provided valuable experience to the aspiring student-athletes.
On the field, Colby Cooke from Goochland High School (VA), who has verbally committed to Vanderbilt University, really impressed with a perfect showing on field goals, hitting all ten attempts with a long of 52 yards off the ground.
Cooke had a very solid kickoff performance with his best kick traveling 68 yards with a 3.86 second hang time. His best punt carried 43 yards with a 4.56 second hang time, which would result in a fair catch during a game.
“Colby demonstrated today why he was offered a scholarship to study and play at Vanderbilt. He has very good leg on kickoffs, and great lift and accuracy on field goals. He is one of the top kicking prospects in the country for 2012,” says Husted,
Another 2012 prospect, Ricky Segars of Henrico High School (VA) connected on 8 of 10 attempts with a long of 47 yards off the ground. Segars kick offs were just as solid with his best kicking hanging the air for 3.9 seconds covering 70 yards. He also displayed his punting abilities posting a best kick of 44 yards with 4.22 seconds hang time.
“Ricky is a solid combo prospect with a good leg and poise. He is very accurate. He has flown under the radar and would be a steal for any major college program," Husted added.
Husted continued, "Jacob Vaught of Lafayette (VA) High School impressed me very much. He hit a very clean ball on field goals going 8 of 10 and posting the best kick off score averaging 3.75 seconds hang time and 65 yards. If I were a D1 college program, I would be knocking on Jacob's door tomorrow."
In the class of 2013, Dillon Christopher of Menchville (VA) High School and John Stiebel of Hermitage (VA) High School both put up solid numbers and are some of the state's top prospects.
Carson Wise from Blacksburg (VA) High School displayed strong technique during field goals for 2014 class.
Among the snappers, Hunter Patterson from power house Oscar Smith (VA) High School proved to be the most polished snapper at the event.
“Hunter is a very solid snapping prospect. He is a very consistent and accurate snapper” says Husted.
Another 2014 Blacksburg (VA) High School product, Adam Vaught, snapped exceptionally well and already has the frame that could play in college.
Husted commented that, "This was by far the best gathering of college prospects from the state of Virginia that I have witnessed in a very long time."
Husted says there will be a few more opportunities for high school kickers to attend NCS events this year so they can be listed in the NCS KIX system.
For more information about these events and the NCS KIX system go to the NCS website.
For more information about Michel Husted go to Husted Kicking.