Talent Recap: 2016 Southern Spring Showcase
The 2016 Southern Spring Showcase included many top kickers, punters and long snappers. There were talented athletes from multiple states across America who came out to compete for national evaluations and rankings from the Kohl's Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping Camp national staff. The following athletes separated themselves among the talented field, and should be highly looked at by college coaches in the months to come.
Jonathan Doerer, a Class of 2017 kicker/punter from North Carolina, had an outstanding day. Doerer charted 10-of-10 on field goals and also did a great job on the kickoff charting phase. The athlete won the kickoff charting phase and hit a kick that had 4.4 seconds of hang time, and traveled 84 yards.
Brent Cimaglia, a 2017 kicker from the state of Tennessee also had an outstanding day going 10-10 on field goals during charting and kicking off extremely well throughout the morning and afternoon. Cimaglia is a highly recruited prospect and should have an outstanding summer.
Class of 2018 kicker/punter Jake Camarda from Georgia had a great day on kickoffs and during the punt phase of camp. He won the punt charts in the morning session and was also very competitive during the drill work phase in the afternoon on both field goals and kickoffs.
Noah Ruggles, a 2017 kicker from the state of Florida, showed well. Noah won the field goal competition and went a perfect 10-of-10 during the charting phase of the showcase. His improvement in kickoffs was noted, and should be highly looked at during the 2016 summer.
Jack Driggers, another 2017 kicker from Florida, also had a strong showing. Jack won the kickoff competition and finished third in the charting phase on kickoffs.
Jake McClure, a 2017 punter form Tennessee, finished second in the charting phase in punting and also showed well in both kickoffs and field goals.
Class of 2018 kickerp/punter, Evan McPherson, from Alabama finished third overall in the punt charting phase of camp and also showed well in both field goals and kickoffs.
2018 punter Jason Pierce won the punt competition and had a solid day during the charting session of the event. Pierce is a young punter who has a lot of upside.
Matthew Brust, a 2018 kicker from Florida, also had a perfect showing making all 10 field goals in the charting phase of the event.
In the long snapping division Ben Reeder was the most dominant player. He won the charting session of the event and also won the camp-wide competition. Reeder is a Class of 2017 long snapper from the state of South Carolina.
Parker Lefton, a 2018 long snapper from Georgia had an outstanding day. The 6-foot, 250-pound prospect was second in the charting phase and shows a lot of upside as a snapping prospect.
Grant Glennon, a Class of 2017 long snapper from Florida standing at 6-foot 3-inches 207-pounds, also was among the top snappers at the event finishing third in the charting session.
2016 Southern Spring Showcase Competition Winners:
FG - N.Ruggles
Snap - B.Reeder
Punt - J.Pierce
KO - J.Driggers pic.twitter.com/rkHNeWIlWQ
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