Get To Know Ohio State Signee Blake Haubeil

With a total of 21 new players set to join the program for 2017, we'll be posting a quick breakdown on a player a day so you can learn more about the new Buckeyes. Next up, kicker Blake Haubeil.

ACCOLADES: Haubeil was named to the USA Today All-USA first team as a senior and was a USA Today first-team All-New York pick as a junior as well. He went 17 of 22 on field goals in high school and connected on a long of 61 yards in addition to making 89 of 91 extra-point attempts. The 61-yarder was the longest in New York state history. Haubeil set the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association record by going 56 of 56 on PATs as a senior.

HAUBEIL SAYS: “I was always with Ohio State and always will be. It’s just the atmosphere. You get an atmosphere when you walk into a school like Ohio State. I did look at a few other schools, but as soon as Ohio State offered I was 99.9 percent sure I’m going there, and now it’s 100 percent.”

EXPERT’S TAKE: “He’s a big-legged kid. He was at Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp. He was knocking them in from 50 yards. Two of them were from 55. He missed them but had the distance, plenty of leg. And the thing I like, it was under pressure – well as much as you can create at that time. Urban Meyer was standing just a few feet from him just making sure that Blake knew that every kick was being watched by him.” – Brian Dohn

PERSONAL: He is the son of Brooke and Rik Haubeil. Haubeil also spent time at Amherst High School but transferred to Canisius for his final two seasons. He committed to Ohio State almost immediately after receiving an offer from the Buckeyes.

2017 OUTLOOK: Haubeil's 2017 season depends on the status of rising senior Sean Nuernberger, who was the starting kicker for Ohio State back in 2014 as a freshman. Nuernerger had injury issues last season and lost out to Jack Willoughby the year before, but if healthy he seems the likely candidate to kick for the Buckeyes in 2017. If that's the case, Haubeil would either grayshirt or redshirt this year.

COMMIT DATE: July 25, 2015

This bio was originally published in Buckeye Sports Bulletin, the newspaper “For The Buckeye Fan Who Needs To Know More." For four free trial issues of Buckeye Sports Bulletin with no obligation, click here.

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