UK Lands Kicker Commitment

The University of Kentucky landed another recruiting coup, stealing away a University of Tennessee commitment from their backyard in Knoxville (Tn.) native Lones Seiber. The 5-foot-9, 175 pound kicking prospect switched his committment on Saturday.

"I committed on Saturday," Lones Seiber said. "They said they would bring me in right away. They have always been a really good kicking program and their kicking coach has been in the pros and he knows how to develop kickers."

Because of his father's affiliation with the military, Seiber only played one season of high school football in the United States. Recently, they were stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.

"My leg strength is really good," Seiber commented. "I can hit 60-65 yards in practice. Something I really need to work on is kicking off the ground. For whatever reason, I lose 5 yards from the ground, but I hope to use this spring to get alot better. It's more or less, just a matter of me getting usd to kicking off the ground."

The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder has recorded 20 career field goals, with a career average of 46.2 yards per punt. He committed to Tennessee in early December over interest from a host of SEC schools and an additional offer from Tennessee Tech.

"UT has always been my dream school," Seiber said. "The situation, though, wasn't to pleased. Then Kentucky came in with an ideal situation and a better fit for me. I really loved the school."

Seiber will be on a full scholarship and is set to enroll in June, along with the rest of his freshmen class. He was named first-team 4A All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.


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