HT: 6-4 | WT: 195 lbs.
Hometown: Whitehouse, Ohio
High School: Anthony Wayne HS
Projected College Position Punter
WHAT TO LIKE
Long framed prospect that showed a strong leg over the course of the past year winning a spot in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game from his performance at the Kohl's Kicking Camp. Ball booms off his foot with excellent hang-time. Could also be used for long field goals and kickoff duty.
WHAT IS A CONCERN
The biggest concern the Spartans might have is keeping Hartbarger in the fold. Considered the top punter in the country by several, and having turned down the likes of Oklahoma does not mean others will not come calling.
On the film we viewed we really like the future potential Hartbarger brings to the college game. A high academic kid, the Ohio native will follow a strong line of specialist that have called MSU home. With his ability to perform all phases of the kicking game, Hartbarger will give the Spartans options during the course of his career. The leg is there with his ability to get the ball high in the air to help the Spartans special teams do a better job of turning field position in the future.
HIGHLIGHTS FIRST GAME SENIOR SEASON