Texas Talent Recap | 2014 Winter Showcase Tour


The Texas Showcase has historically featured some of the best kickers and punters who have gone on to have great college careers. This winter the performances were no different. The Kohl's Kicking Camp staff had the chance to evaluate new talent that should go on to have successful college football careers.

Class of 2015

The top performer in the Class of 2015 was punter Lane Reazin from Oklahoma. Reazin hit many punts during the drill work phase that reached around 5 seconds of hang time. He has Division 1 scholarship punting talents and has worked hard to refine his craft.

Another outstanding punter was Adam Nunez. Nunez won the punt competition and showed extremely well through the whole camp.

Jeff Riney, a kicker/punter from Texas had an outstanding day punting the football. The lefty was consistently turning footballs over during all phases of the event.

Pearland High School kicker Nick Keller also had a strong showing. Keller made 9 out of 10 field goals and kicked off better than we've ever seen him. He is still available in the 2015 class.

Combo specialist Brody Fontenot has been a consistent performer for his high school team and showed an increase in leg strength that was nice to see.

Class of 2015 kicker Carlos Anguiano from Arkansas made 9 out of 10 field goals and had multiple kickoffs over 70 yards in the charting phase of the event.

Kicker Christian Vazquez from Texas made 9 out of 10 field goals charting at the event and also hit a 78-yard kickoff. Vazquez showed an ability to kick at a high level in college and should be looked at in the 2015 class.

Junior College Division

The top junior college prospect was punter Austin Dussold. He used his 6-foot 2-inch, 215 pound frame to consistently hit balls that went over 50 yards with 4.3 seconds of hang time. Dussold is someone to watch for and could provide immediate help to a program looking for a good punter.

Class of 2016

The Class of 2016 had many top performers. Braxton Pickard perhaps had the best overall performance of the day. Pickard made 10 out of 10 field goals while charting, won the field goal contest and finished in the top three in the punt charts at the event.

Kicker/punter Braden Mann also had a very strong showing finishing with 9 out of 10 field goals, topping the charts on kickoffs and having some of the top hang times at the event as well.

Long snapper Richard McNitzky from the state of Texas had an outstanding showing at the event. He made a total of 39 out of a possible 45 points and showed improved size that should help him in the months to come.

Kicker Grant Carlson earned himself a 5-star rating as a punter showing consistency and a strong overall leg strength. He also had a solid showing during the drill work evaluations on field goals and kickoffs.

Hayden Dennis, a long snapper form the state of Texas also had a great day snapping the football. Dennis scored 35 out of 45 possible points and won the camp-wide snap competition at the end of the day.

One of the surprises at the event was Jackson Terry from the state of Missouri. Every charted kickoff Jackson had went over 70 yards and he had the overall highest punt average during the charting period. Terry showed an extremely strong and fast leg, which is exciting for a young prospect.

Tavish Rice from the state of Florida surprised everyone and won the camp-wide kickoff competition. Rice showed an ability to rise up when the pressure is on.

John (JT) Eppright from the state of Texas made 34 out of 45 possible points during charting and showed well throughout the day.

Texas specialists Max Allen, Drew Riethman and Erik Baughman all had strong showings as well for the Class of 2016. Allen was one of the top finishers on kickoff and connected on 7 out of 10 charted field goals. Riethman made 9 out of 10 charted field goals. Baughman was one of the top 10 punters during the charting session of the event.