Michael McCammon

Hoschton, Ga., Mill Creek High School kicker Brenton King is excited about potential opportunity at Louisville after weekend visit

Hoschton, Ga., Mill Creek High School kicker Brenton King was one of a few special teams prospects visiting last weekend at the University of Louisville. King talks about a potential opportunity with the Cardinals.

The University of Louisville hosted at least four kicker prospects among 80 visitors last weekend at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the ACC blowout of North Carolina State.

U of L's current kicker Blanton Creque hit 4 of 4 field goals, but it still appears the staff will give a scholarship to a kicker in the 2017 class.

And Hoschton, Ga., Mill Creek High School kicker Brenton King is hoping he's the guy. King was on a visit last weekend and said he had a "really great" visit to campus and to watch the game.

"That's what it sounds like," King said when asked if the Cardinals were going to offer a kicker. "We really didn't talk about that but that's what it sounds like. My visit went great."

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound King has one scholarship at this point - Old Dominion - but has visited U of L and Georgia and has also reported that South Carolina is among his top three at this point of his recruitment.

King is a former high school teammate with current U of L freshman lineman Robbie Bell.

"I really liked it," King said. "I love the players and the coaches."

King has made eight field goals as a senior and has hit 95 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks.

He was named a preseason large school first-team All-American by MaxPreps.com and has kicked 72 percent of his career kickoffs into the end zone for a touchback. His long among 28 career field goals is 56 yards.

U of L also had Northwestern commitment Charlie Kuhbander of Springsboro, Ohio, Danville, Ill., kicker Caleb Griffith, North Oldham kicker Jakson Wine and Hammonton, N.J., kicker Jonathan Ryker on campus last weekend.

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