Robertson plans to boost UofL special teams

Louisville struggled in the kicking department last season. The Cardinals went looking for a solution on the recruiting trail and hope a strong-legged standout from Louisville Trinity can provide a boost next season. Could 6-5, 190 pound Nick Robertson be the answer for Louisville's special teams?

Trinity's Nick Robertson plans to boost Louisville's special teams next season.

Robertson, a 6-foot-5, 190 pound kicker/punter, picked up an offer from the hometown Cardinals in the spring and has informed the Louisville coaching staff that he plans to play for the Cardinals next season.

"They gave me an offer in May and I told the coaches I'm going there," Robertson said. "I'll verbally commit when (you're) supposedly allowed to September 1st and then sign with them at Trinity (in February)."

Robertson is Louisville's 12th
2010 verbal commitment.

Robertson earned honorable mention All-State honors as a junior. He is being recruiting by Louisville to handle both kickoffs and placekicking duties. He also punts for the Shamrocks.

Robertson made five field goals and 59 extra points last season and had 46 of 78 touchbacks on kickoffs. Robertson averaged 37 yards per punt with a long of 59. He stopped five punts inside the 20 yard line.

"I plan to compete with somebody for the starting spot next year," Robertson said.

Robertson also drew recruiting attention from Ohio State.

Robertson is Louisville's 12th known commitment in the Class of 2010. The Cardinals hold commitments from eleven high school prospects and junior college defensive lineman Randy Salmon. Louisville picked up a commitment from Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek wide receiver Jarrett Davis last Friday.

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