Sophomore Kicker Turning Heads

Ohio recruiting analyst
Posted Dec 20, 2012
Bill Greene

Massillon (OH) rolled up plenty of points in 2012, so much so that sophomore kicker Andrew David converted 56 extra points on the season. He also was a major threat as a field goal kicker and kickoff specialist, and is one of the top kicking prospects in Ohio.

Massillon's high powered offense primarily scored touchdowns this season, but when the Tigers stalled, they turned to sophomore kicker Andrew David for long field goal attempts.

David, 5-foot-9, 165-pounds, made a name for himself as a starter as a freshman, when he connected on 4 of 5 attempts over 40 yards, including a 46-yarder. As a sophomore, he hit on 7 field goals with the longest being 45 yards. His kickoffs regularly reach the end zone.

"My technique is good and I have a strong leg, but my confidence would be my greatest strength," David stated. "When I get into a game situation, I just trust that I have prepared correctly, and then it's just executing the kick."

"I'm working on adding strength in my legs, and I constantly work on flexibility," he added. "I work with Chris Nednick, out of Chicago, and he's a great instructor. He kicked at the college level, and is one of the best teachers out there."

Although only a sophomore, David is already attracting attention from college recruiters.

"I've spoken to Ohio State and I was invited down for the Purdue game this year," he explained. "I've also been up to Michigan a couple times. My coach tells me there are schools that want me to come and kick for them next summer, but I don't have my schedule set yet."

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