SD Commitment Spotlight Jake Hartbarger

We put the spotlight on Whitehouse (Ohio) Anthony Wayne punter Jake Hartbarger in our latest Spartan Digest Commitment Spotlight.

Jake Hartbarger
HT: 6-4 | WT: 195 lbs.
Hometown: Whitehouse, Ohio
High School: Anthony Wayne HS
Projected College Position Punter

Key Offers: Michigan State (pledge), Oklahoma, Iowa State, Toledo

STORIES

Punter Hartbarger commits to Michigan State

Impact: Jake Hartbarger

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.

OVERALL

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


Spartan Digest Top Stories