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South Florida Boasts National Kicking Specialists

 If you’ve noticed over the past few years, kickers and punters have been getting some spotlight like never before.

With long snappers being draft to kickers and punters being a factor at every level, the attention continues become greater.

With showcase events and the spotlight shining on so many gifted athletes.

As we continue to do – throughout this off-season is build our database so the thousands of college coaches who follow us – will be about to see accurate player information.

Today, we bring you Miami-Dade and Broward’s top kickers and punters – and as we promote these talented prospects, if there are any changes that need to be made – please let us know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THE ELITE GRAB THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

There is no hiding the fact that kickers and punters in the state of Florida – south Florida in particular – are being looked at more than ever.

This Class of 2022 is truly loaded – led by the nation’s top kicking prospect, Will Bettridge from Miami Gulliver Prep. On his way to the University of Virginia, he is indeed the blueprint for a student/athlete – with high grades, playing multiple (basketball, baseball) sports and being someone who was never afraid of competition.

While Bettridge has received plenty of exposure, the south Florida area – with amazing coaching – has really taken a huge step up.

Prospects such as Class of 2022 head-turners Jayden John (K/P, Miami Central), who has been a huge boost for the two-time defending state champions, and impressive Luis Palanzuela (K/P, Miami Christopher Columbus), an impact specialist that has been making headlines at events everywhere.

In addition, this 2022 group also includes GianCarlo Abbate (K/P, Miami Northwestern), Zachary Alvarez (K/P, Miami Monsignor Pace), Danny Diaz (K/P, Miami Killian), Alessandro Di Clemente (K, Miami Carol City), Dean Gordon (K/P, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest) and two-time state champion kicker Eathan Moncada (Hialeah Champagnat Catholic).

There are other 2022 specialists to watch as well:

Matt Ahmed, K/P, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

Adrien Alfieri, K/P, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Jack Bandy, K, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy

Liam Burge, K, Miami Palmetto

Steven Calderon, K/P, Homestead

Caleb Carlson, K, Miami Ransom Everglades

Jacob Gonzalez, K, Pembroke Pines West Broward

Richie Maston, K, Coral Springs Charter

Kevin Mendez, P, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest

Edward Moreno, K, Homestead South Dade

Julian Ramirez, K, Plantation American Heritage

Cole Schmidt, P, Miami Palmetto

Zachary Tolerico, K, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

UNDERCLASSMEN WILL ALSO BE WORTH WATCHING

As gifted as the senior class is – the kickers and punters in 2023, 2024 and 2025 are also putting themselves on the map – with fast-rising Samir Atassi (K, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Jeffrey Hernandez (K/P, Coconut Creek) and impressive Christian Silverstein (P/K Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons).

The Class of 2023 also has some others to keep an eye on:

Andres Amaya, K/P. Doral Ronald Reagan

Nicholas Caballero, PK, Miami Christopher Columbus

Aidan Martinez, K, Miami Norland

Allen Rowe, K, Miami Christopher Columbus

Jarquez Velasquez, K/P, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

The Class of 2024 has Somerset Academy South Homestead rising kicker/punter Gabriel Perez, who has shown to be one of the bright future stars. There is also Andrew Abu-Akel (K/P, Miami Killian), Robert Czeremcha (K, Miami Christopher Columbus), impressive and talented Kristian Hobbs (K/P, Davie Western), TRU Prep Academy/USchool transfer Alon Kochav (K/P, Plantation American Heritage), George Stringos (K/P, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons) and Claiten Maysonet (K, Homestead Somerset Academy Silver Palms) – as well as Class of 2025 freshman Lucas Avino (K, Miami Belen Jesuit).

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For the past 51 years, we have spent plenty of time on football fields across the country. From games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, we get to as many events as possible to see the athletes LIVE. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein) Instagram (@OurBoyBlu) and Twitter (@larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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