Ohio Kicker Hearing From Top Programs

Massillon has a loaded roster this season, with several top college prospects. Sophomore kicker Andrew David is one of the nation's best at his position.

Massillon annually fields one of the strongest teams in Ohio, and this year will be no exception. The Tigers feature several highly recruited athletes, and kicker Andrew David is one of them.

David, 5-foot-9, 165-pounds, made a name for himself as a starter as a freshman, when he connected on 4 of 5 attempts over 40 yards, including a 46-yarder. As a sophomore, he hit on 7 field goals with the longest being 45 yards. His kickoffs regularly reach the end zone.

"I visited Michigan a few weeks ago, and it was awesome," David stated. "I've been up there a couple times before, growing up a big Michigan fan. I also visited Ohio State last year for the Purdue game, and it was very cool down there."

"I will be kicking at Ohio State this summer once or twice," he added. "I will be going back to Michigan in June to kick for Coach (Brady) Hoke. It fits well for me at Michigan, because when I'm a senior in high school they will have a senior kicker."

"I've also talked to the baseball coaches at Michigan, and they said something could happen for me in baseball there as well," he continued. "It will all come down to time management, and people have done it before."

David is ranked as one of the top kickers in America by the national recruiting services.

"You have to perform well at the national camps to get ranked," David said. "I went to the Sailor camp twice, and I've done well. I was there last winter and did my best. I was the only kicker in my class to kick off the ground, college-style. They ranked me third in the country for the 2015 class."

In addition to Michigan and Ohio State, David is hearing from other top programs.

"I'm also hearing from Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Indiana, and a few others," he explained. "Schools want to see me kick in person at their camps, and I'm ready to do that."

"My range on field goals is 55-yards right now, and that's where Coach (Jason) Hall has confidence in me," he added. "By my senior season, I want to increase my range to 60-yards."

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