TOP 2021 KICKER RECRUITS
College Football Today top 2021 kicker recruits can be found below and were released on May 8th, 2020 at 11:04 AM CST.
TOP 2021 KICKERS
Top 2021 kickers features links to each top 2021 K recruits Hudl, scouting video's & Twitter accounts and were evaluated using our new kicker recruit algorithm at College Football Today.
2021 TOP K RECRUITS
2021 Top K recruits are being added to the 2021 Top 700+ in our May re-rank at College Football Today. Scroll past the top 2021 K recruit slide-show to find out how we rank kicker recruits at College Football Today.
2021 TOP KICKER RECRUITS
We now have twenty 2021 top kicker recruits on our national recruit rankings and a wide variety of links to kicking coaches, trainers and camps. You all do a great job at providing specialists exposure to the world of College Football Today and we thank you for your services. Below is a brief description of our Field Goal & Kickoff algorithm we used to grade top kicker recruits in the class of 2021. *If not film was found kicking off the ground points were deducted for FG's.
(OKM) + (FBT) + (BLP) + (C) + (GS) + (PR) = (FG)
- Overall Kicking Mechanics (OKM) = set-up, path to football, plant foot, leg lock, eyes on ball through contact, body control, leg whip & follow through. (there is much more to this part of the formula)
- Football Trajectory (FBT) - initial ball lift to line of scrimmage
- Ball Flight Path (BLP) - flight of ball from point A to point B (accounting wind & other variables)
- Consistency (C) - replication of the process. (ball striking and technique identical in each rep or game kick)
- Game Stats (GS) - Understanding the the operation is never 100% perfect and situations vary, stat boosters are awarded in incremental adjustments.
- Power & Range (PR) - The approximate distance a kicker can convert a field goal from and the consistent range the can be relied on to score from.
(OKM) + (D) + (HT) + (C) + (CR) = (KO)
- Overall Kicking Mechanics (OKM) - Controlled approach to the football, plant location, leg whip and follow through. (There is much more to this part of the formula)
- Distance (D) - How far does the football travel.
- Hang Time (HT) - Timed from when the foot makes contact with the football and is either caught or hit the ground. (Averaged top 8-10 kickoffs per recruit)
- Consistency (C) - Is kicker recruit kicking the football consistently into or out of the end-zone.
- Coverage reliability (CR) - Can you be relied on to make a tackle if needed or are you a liability to make SportsCenter not top 10 Sunday morning? (This is also an incremental value adujstment)
In 2019, 44 college kickers made over 80% of their field goals and Oklahoma's Gabe Brkic was the only kicker to complete the season without missing an extra point or field goal. Which brings me to why it was hard to deny Cristiano Palazzo as the top 2021 Kicker recruit at College Football Today. In a loaded group of specialists, Palazzo was able to complete a perfect kicking season and did not miss a PAT or FG (7-7) in 2019. Knowing that Cristiano does not have a kicking coach and is 100% self-taught, I asked him to quickly convert to kicking off the ground and perform a field goal chart back to 60 yards and he ended the workout 3-3 from 60 yards out. He did this on running film and also showed the leg strength to kick the football consistently deep into or out of the end-zone. Cristiano has a vast amount of untapped potential and was able to boot 30 touch-backs in 2019, while playing full-time in the defensive backfield. Check out Cristiano's junior year film by clicking HERE and watch his most recent charts on Youtube below.
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