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Dubz17
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Craig Ford Kicker



Any word on him or where he is looking?






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Cousin
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No idea...I am sure we are looking at him....according to this site he is the #1 kicker and from Hahnville....this is the first I have heard of his name....but with the Louisiana so deep this yr, I don't see him getting an offer from LSU this early in the game...

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Skin
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#2 is from Louisiana as well. Wow





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Good catch..I didn't even notice that.





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willhigg6
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Just went through the list on my phone and Louisiana has about 5 or 6 in the top 25 on that particular list.





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Dudebro2
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Actually 3 of the top 10 are from Louisiana and 4 of the top 25 if anyone is counting.





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Poxxxx says GFR
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Further proof that Louisiana staaaaaacckked for 2014!





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Big Lake
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Its weird none of those kids come from schools with even a decent soccer program.





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TheWalrus
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Those entire rankings are based on 10 field goals and 10 kickoffs. The 2nd guy on the list missed one field goal, but has better kickoff distance/hangtime. So to say this Ford guy is better than Dylan S based on one missed kick doesn't make much sense.





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jembeurt
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The kid can kick really well. I have been multiple Hahnville games the last couple of years, and the coaches have no fear on trotting him out there when most teams would punt.

I think he needs just a tad more on the strength side, but that will come in college. He is pretty skinny. His kicking coach is Alex Romero, who walked on to LSU a few years back but ended up at Nicholls. He also had a stint with the Voodoo and the practice squad of the Niners.






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phison
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With there being several top kickers from instate, I have a feeling we can easily get one to walk on. Ive heard Fords name the most surrounding the kicking prospects...wonder if hes gonna pick up good offers from schools. And I've heard Miles is interested in taking a special teamer this cycle, but theres only a limited amount of spots and so much interested top tier talent at other offer worthy positions.





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GOP_Tiger
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Hairston is a JR and supposedly taking over the kicking this year, so I think that the staff will be evaluating our walk-ons carefully this fall to gauge whether any of them are good enough to take over after him.

If not, then I think Les will want a kicker in the 2014 class, as sad as that is in a class so stacked. We have two redshirt freshmen kickers on the team now, and I know that we have at least one more preferred walk-on kicker coming this fall, so I can't imagine that we would offer a kicker until we know more about the guys we already have.






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phison
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quote:

Hairston is a JR and supposedly taking over the kicking this year, so I think that the staff will be evaluating our walk-ons carefully this fall to gauge whether any of them are good enough to take over after him.

If not, then I think Les will want a kicker in the 2014 class, as sad as that is in a class so stacked. We have two redshirt freshmen kickers on the team now, and I know that we have at least one more preferred walk-on kicker coming this fall, so I can't imagine that we would offer a kicker until we know more about the guys we already have.


Good points...I think taking a preferred walk on this year would make perfect sense. We could probably get a talented one with the options in state.

Any know about our kicking options currently on the team? Delahoussaye was a highly touted walk on IIRC






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GOP_Tiger
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Our walk-on in this class:
Dandy Don from Feb 12
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The Tigers did, however, add another kicker to the team in Alex Kjellsten of St. Louis in Lake Charles. According to reports, Kjellsten will be a preferred walk-on, which is someone who has the same benefits as a scholarship player except that he is not on scholarship and has to pay his own way. A regular walk-on does not enjoy any special benefits such as eating with the players and living in the players' dorm. Kjellsten, who is only 5'8, 140, made first team Class 4A All-State in 2012 as a place-kicker after making 7 of 10 field goals, including a 52-yarder. He also punted 37 times for a 42-yard average and landed nine punts inside the 20-yard line.


This came up in a thread about kickers recently: LINK



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TheWalrus
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Yip Delahoussaye turned down offers from Miss St and Houston to walk on at LSU. I think his accuracy might be better than Hairston's. Trent Domingue is also on the roster and I know Kansas State really wanted him, but they don't give kickers scholarships.

I wouldn't be surprised if LSU does what Bama has done the last couple years and uses a short range kicker and Hairston for longer kicks.

Chris Sailer has Ford as a DII prospect. That's the kicking rankings bible too. LINK



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Big Lake
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I played soccer with Kjellsten and known him for a while and my little brother kicked with him.

He is a fairly good kicker and a very good soccer player and can punt on the run like an australian but the kid is small they were being very generous with his measurements. He is more like 5'5" and way less than 140 unless unless he has grown in 4 inches in 4 months. Both his parents are tall though so he might get a boost, but he certainly wont be ably to make any trick plays or make a last ditch tackle.






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TigersSEC2010
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They have Alex as a D3 kicker......





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Big Lake
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Chris Sailer is the worst unless you go to all his camps you get a shitty ranking. Once it's put down that Alex is at LSU he will bump him up to D1 or D2





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bluebarracuda
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quote:

made first team Class 4A All-State in 2012 as a place-kicker after making 7 of 10 field goals, including a 52-yarder. He also punted 37 times for a 42-yard average and landed nine punts inside the 20-yard line.


Is he going in as a kicker or punter? Those punting stats aren't impressive, but the 52 yarder always looks nice on the stat-sheet






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