Harfman names 'front-runner'

Louisville has struggled all season with their kicking game. That's why the Cardinals recently offered Mt. San Antonio (CA) College star kicker Jacob Harfman. The strong-legged Harfman has three offers and names a current leader. Where does Louisville stand?

"I'm strongly considering (Louisville) right now," Jacob Harfman said. "They're (my) front-running school right now. So far I only have actual offers from Nevada, Louisville and New Mexico. So other than the obvious they're in a bigger conference and I seem to like them the best right now."

Harfman said he keeps in contact with Louisville assistants Mark Nelson and Ron English.

"They've said they're looking for a kicker because they're struggling," Harfman said. "I've seen a couple of their games and he said they're looking for a scholarship kicker because they're (current kickers) aren't doing what they want them to do."

Harfman has a big leg. The 5-10, 200-pound Harfman made 17 of 20 field goals this season, including a 56 yarder. He also had 27 touchbacks. What makes Harfman valuable? He has the potential to handle all three phases of the kicking game - kickoff, field goal and punt.

"Kickoff is probably the easiest one for me – it's the most natural," said Harfman. "I've always had a big leg and kickoffs are my strength - it's pretty easy to get the ball into the end zone almost every time. I'd say field goals are probably my next strongest point. I'm able to hit 60-plus right now."

Harfman will graduate in December and will have three years to play two. His team is still in the playoffs and he isn't sure when he'll get to make some visits. If his team continues to advance, the finals are Dec. 13. Harfman said he definitely intends to visit Louisville, Nevada and New Mexico.

"Everything is still kind of up in the air right now because we're still playing," said Harfman. "The coaches have definitely been asking when I could go out there (for a visit)."

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