And if I'm wrong in my evaluation, then why doesn't he kick field goals for his high school team? Is his high school coach taking mercy on opponents by not having his stud kicker kicking field goals? No, it's that he's a huge risk to get kicks blocked. Take a look at this field goal in a scrimmage. This is his only field goal highlight in his entire Hudl LINK
(August 23 vs McKinney Boyd)
He almost gets the kick blocked from the outside. That is absolutely unforgivable in major college football.
There is a difference between ripping a kid without merit and making a fair evaluation of his kicking. He's a kickoff guy right now only for LSU. Maybe he will kick field goals in a few years time, but he's not starting at kicker as a true freshman.
And just because I don't get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars doesn't mean I can't have an understanding of football. Do I know 10 percent of what any of LSU's coaches know? Absolutely not, but I have some common sense. He's not not kicking field goals in high school just because the coach feels like screwing the kid.
This post was edited on 9/25 at 8:44 pm