Friday, July 27, 2007

Punter Says Yes to Bruins

Ah, finally something else to talk about besides police reports.

Jeff Locke, the #3 punter in the 2008 class, made a verbal commitment to the Bruins today. According to his biography at Max Preps he averaged 43.3 yards per punt last year as a Junior. He also holds down place kicking duties in high school and his strong leg booted 39 of 59 kick-offs for touchbacks. Locke is being highly recruited from schools all over the country. He had offeres from Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin and a number of PAC-10 school.

I was thinking that a punter might be on the list for this class. The Bruins under Karl Dorrell have always placed a strong emphasis on special teams and scholarships are routinely used for kickers, punters, and even long snappers. With Perez graduating in 2009, this gives Locke a chance to red-shirt and get ready for Division-1 play. He looks like a really great kicker and he should be booming punts for the Bruins for years to come.

Here is the latest recruiting snapshot with Locke ( PDF ).

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