Nation’s top kicking prospect commits to Florida

It would appear Florida's kicking issues have just been solved.
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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. 

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:

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