February 12, 2007

Nation's top kicker is happy to be a Horn

It doesn't get discussed very often, but the position of place-kicker is still one of the most critical spots on any football roster. When a close game is on the line, it's usually the efforts of the kicker that can single-handedly make or break a team's chances of winning or losing.

Unfortunately for field goal kickers, they're usually the last persons to get scholarship offers, and many are forced to walk on before earning their scholarship after a year or two in a college football program.

And then there are guys like Austin Westlake's Justin Tucker. Considered the best high school kicker in America, Tucker has already landed on the radars of several programs from around the country. On Sunday, he visited Texas for the Longhorns' first junior day of the year, and Tucker immediately committed with Mack Brown offered a scholarship.

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