Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Recruiting Update - football

Well, the best kicker in the state of Florida, Gary Cismesia, decommitted to the Jackets to head to FSU last week, but it looks like the Jackets have offered another talented kicker a 'ship. His name is Kyle Belcher and here is a story about the offer.

Interestingly, this guy kicks field goals and punts. Was 10-18 in FG's last year with a long of 57 yards. Averaged 40.3 yards per punt, as you can see in this article.

If that's not enough, it is apparent that Belcher has some strong legs, because he is a track star as well, where he competes in the long jump and triple jump. In fact, he WON both events for a state championship last year, jumping 43'6" in the triple and 21'3" in the long jump. WOW!!! He has also won previous regional championships in the high jump and the 400m relay. The year before he placed 2nd in the triple jump and high jump.

By the way, did I mention that Belcher is a starter on the basketball team? And did I mention that his team won the state championship? Here is another article about his exploits.
On another recruiting note, here is an underrecruited linebacker prospect, Jimmie Richardson, that the Jackets have shown some interest in early in the process.