May 17, 2006

Natural State kicker picks up two offers

Though it is rare for kickers to earn scholarship offers straight out of high school, especially in May, that did not stop two SEC programs from offering talented Springdale, Ark., product Alex Tejada on Tuesday.

Tejada, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, received one offer over the phone and the other in the mail. Springdale beat all but one team by 35 or more points (West Memphis was beaten by 34 in the state championship game), so Tejada did not get a lot of opportunities.

He finished 2-of-5 on the year with a long of 55. Opponents' average starting position was 16.7 yards from their own end zone, and he has hit from beyond 60 yards in practice.

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