Signee Spotlight: Ryan Santoso profiles Pace (Fla.) kicker Ryan Santoso.

Profile: Ryan Santoso
Size: 6-foot-5, 270 pounds
Hometown: Pace, Florida
School: Pace
Position: Kicker
Committed: December 24, 2012
Other Offers: Southern Miss

Thoughts on Signing With the Golden Gophers
"It's just a dream come true," said Santoso. "You know if I didn't get a scholarship it would've been a really slim chance for me going to college. To be able to play the sport I love is just incredible. It's all just a blessing, and I thank God every day for all the wonderful things He has put in my life. I've been looking forward to this day for a long time and I'm just so excited and can't wait to get up there and get straight to work in the weight room and the classroom."

Prep Career Highlights
Santoso had an impressive senior season for pace, making 14-of-17 field goal attempts and made all 29 extra point opportunities. On 46 of his 49 kickoffs, Santoso booted the ball for a touchback. His great season landed him a spot as an Under-Armor All-American.

Coach Jay Sawvel's Take
"Ryan Santoso is a kicker and punter from Pace, Florida. He fit the criteria we were looking for. We wanted to find a guy that did both who had tremendous upside and who had a mega leg. That is something he certainly has especially for someone who has only been doing it for two years and someone who doesn't turn 18 until August. His upside is tremendous. His leg strength is outstanding and we're looking forward to big things from him."

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