Nation's Top Kicker Is A Blue Devil

Duke landed a commitment from the nations top place-kicker Thursday, with the announcement that Ross Martin has selected the Blue Devils. Martin, out of Cuyahoga Falls (OH), selected Duke over several top programs. Scout has Martin's reaction.

Cuyahoga Falls (OH) Walsh Jesuit place kicker Ross Martin has committed to Duke. Martin is ranked as the top kicker in the country by Kornblue Kicking.

"I just committed to Duke," Martin stated Thursday evening. "I've been talking with them for a while and they were out to my school to see me kick in the spring."

"Last Friday I was at Duke for camp, and they liked me," he continued. "They offered after camp. My mom and I came back down today and we met with the coaching staff, so I went ahead and committed."

Martin had put together a great offer list, with the thought that more could possibly be coming his way, but he saw no reason to wait.

"Duke was a place had fallen in love with when I visited earlier, and this offer is a dream come true," he explained. "When you combine the football program with the tremendous academic reputation, there's no way to top Duke."

"I plan on majoring in investment banking," he added. "I loved the coaching staff, and the players I met were great. This is a combination of relief and great happiness."

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