Early Peek: Kyle Brindza

Irish Eyes continues its review of each of the five early enrollees with kicker/punter Kyle Brindza.

The Blue Gold Game gave Notre Dame fans a chance to get their first looks at the five early enrollees during the annual spring scrimmage. In watching kicker/punter Kyle Brindza you can see quickly what the Irish went after the solidly-built prospect.

The contest's pre-game warm-ups offered the best time to watch Kyle perform. The first thing that stood out was the power of the leg going through the ball during punting drills. When watching kickers, I always listen for a certain sound, no different than hearing a baseball hitting a bat.

Brindza was very consistent on hitting the sweet spot on the ball allowing for you to hear the ball was hit properly, thus expecting it to travel.

Now up to 219-pounds, there could be thoughts of him getting too thick and losing some of his flexibility. I do not see this as an issue at this time as he gets good leg extension.

One thing I did not see but was expecting was Kyle to over strike the football. This is normal in young kickers as they look to impress onlookers. However, you could see he was focused on his job during drills and carried that into the spring game as well.

One thing during the game I wanted to see was a longer hang time on punts. However, Kyle hit a long punt of 46-yards and averaged just over 42-yards per punt with one inside the twenty.

Kyle also showed a strong leg hitting a 32-yard field goal in the first quarter.

Overall, Kyle Brindza looks to have the tools to compete early in his Irish career.

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