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June 24, 2013
Michigan lands 2015 kicker
Michigan has landed a commitment from the 2015 class, kicker Andrew David of Massillon (Ohio). The junior kicked in front of the coaches a few weeks ago and received an offer, accepting it Monday night.
Massillon head coach Jason Hall said it was a dream come true for his kicker.
"Andrew went up there and kicked in front of them a few weeks ago," Hall told the Canton Repository. "Typically, kickers don't get offered until before their senior season. This is before Andrew's junior season. He's one of the best kickers in his class in the country, if not the best in the country. I know he's a huge Michigan fan. This is a dream come true for him."
David has gone 6-of-11 on field goals of 40 yards the last two years of varsity football. That included a 46-yarder as a freshman that he drilled at InfoCision Stadium in a game against Hoban, the Repository reported. He is 88-of-95 on PATs and 13-of-24 on field goals.
David made 56 of 61 PAT kicks last year and he hit three field goals in a win against McKinley. He scored 13 points in that game. Of his 74 kickoffs, 31 went for touchbacks.
"When I went up there a few weeks ago, they had me kicking off the ground, college style," David said. "I hit from 50 yards a couple times. Then I kicked off a couple of times. They came to a couple of my better games, one was against Fitch when I had five touchbacks and a field goal. I think that I'm already kicking off the ground a year before most of the other elite kickers do it, Michigan coaches saw a lot of upside in me and room to grow and get better."