Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: NR
Size: 5-9, 175 pounds
Hometown: Walled Lake (MI)
School: Walled Lake Western High School
Projected Position At NC State: Kicker
Accolades: Finalist for Michigan high school football player of the year, Detroit Free Press All-State, Detroit News All-State, all-county, all-metro, all-region
Commit Date: November 18, 2013
Recruiting Scene: Although a standout athlete for Walled Lake, it was at kicker that schools took the most interest. Air Force offered Bambard in October and then the Wolfpack, intent on offering a kicker in the 2014 class, followed suit in November of 2013.
Bambard, who had camped at State the previous summer, jumped on the
Pack's offer in just a few hours.
He greyshirted in 2014 and enrolled at NC State in January.
Why NC State? "They say that I can compete as a freshman and
be the guy for four straight years. They said one of the deciding
factors in offering me was that I'm an athlete. They don't want the
specialist to just be a kicker, I'm a weapon when they want to go
for it on fourth downs."
Picked NC State Over: Air Force
Scouting Report: Kyle's FG are solid, he did a great job on pressure kicks at the National Camp, made 9 of 10 FG at the Midwest Showcase Camp, Kyle showed solid improvements in all three areas of kicking at the 2012 Scholarship Camp. He currently is a solid combo prospect, He drives the ball well on KO's, Kyle is an explosive athlete who makes kicks, he is trustworthy as a kicker and punter. -- Kohls Kicking