Nation’s top kicking prospect commits to Florida
Only one day after decommitting from Alabama, the nation’s best prep kicker Eddy Pineiro decided it was time to commit to Florida.
Pinerio is rated as the No. 1 kicker in the nation, as well as the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Florida according to 247Sports. The placekicker intends to enroll early and will be able to practice with his Gator teammates in the spring once he is accepted to the school.
Blessed to make this decision … I'm OFFICIALLY a FLORIDA GATOR 🐊🐊 I'm ready to Chomp Chomp🐊🐊 pic.twitter.com/vdPAJZ3TcuArticle continues below ...
— Odell Kickem pineiro (@eddypineiro1) December 16, 2015
Adding a kicker of Pinerio’s caliber should immediately improve Florida’s special teams unit, as Gators kickers were only successful on seven of 17 field goal attempts this season.
In case you were curious how a kicker could be so highly regarded in recruiting circles, watch Pinerio boot this 77-yard field goal in practice:
77 yarder the grind don't stop working hard to be the best. pic.twitter.com/p5s4GQVpAi
— Odell Kickem pineiro (@eddypineiro1) December 1, 2015