Reazin May Be The Walk-On Of The Class

You know we really ought to pay more attention to western Oklahoma. It turns out that athlete and punter Lane Reazin of Woodward, Oklahoma made a pledge around signing day to Oklahoma State special teams coordinator Robbie Discher to walk on and punt for the Cowboys.

"Yes sir, it was right around signing day," confirmed Reazin, who will be a walk-on specialist along with Pennsylvania schoolboy standout kicker/punter Matt Ammendola.

Ammendola is likely to compete early for the kickoff chores as Ben Grogan returns on placements and Reazin would compete with Zach Sinor and others at punter.

"It (OSU) is just a school that I always liked and it is close to home for my family and friends. They have really good facilties," added Reazin to his commitment statement.

Reazin will be competing this Saturday in the annual 101 Bowl in Woodward and it will be his swan song at safety. Reazin played as a hard hitter on defense for the Boomers and then also played quarterback and receiver on offense in addition to punting.

Honestly, punting was an afterthought but as a junior he punted 33 time for a 40.8 yards per kick average and then after enjoying a growth spurt that took him from 6-1 to 6-3 and from 185 pounds to 215 for his senior season, Reazin punted 32 times for a 45.7 yards per kick average.

Just think what he might be able to do when his focus is on just punting. He shows the ability to be a stand back and punt the ball style of punter and then he can also run and rugby punt the ball too. Versatile and with loads of potential, I asked him if he is ready to just specialize on being a punter.

"I'm going to miss the hitting and playing safety," he said. "I really like that part of the game, but there isn't anything that says the punter can't come down and make a tackle. I want to make ESPN Top 10 doing that."

After playing in the 101 Bowl on Saturday, Reazin said he will move to Stillwater next week to start summer school and workouts with the football team, both with the strength and conditioning staff and with teammates on the field.

I would predict that Lane Reazin might be worth keeping a close eye on and a major reason, from a football standpoint, that we should all pay closer attention to western Oklahoma.

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