Is Gresham's Standish OSU K of the future?

KICKER ZACH STANDISH (5-10, 170) announced on Twitter that he's accepted a preferred walk on invitation at Oregon State. So what's the story on the PK out of Gresham's Barlow High?

Zach Standish chose the preferred walk on invitation from Oregon State over the same from Boise State and Washington State. He was 10-for-16 on field goals as a senior in 2013 including a 50-yarder that made him the ninth kicker in Oregon prep history to hit that milestone.

Standish, also a 4.0 student and cross country runner, averaged 64 yards per kickoff, with an average hang time of 3.9 seconds.

He was named first-team all-league and honorable mention Class 6A All-State at kicker and honorable mention all-league at punter.

Standish didn't miss a PAT in either of his junior or senior seasons -- as a senior he was 23-for-23.

In practice, he also drilled a 58-yard field goal.

"I'd say probably 80 percent of his kickoffs were touchbacks if not more, it's probably more like 85 percent," Barlow coach Terry Summerfield says.

Standish had earlier said he was weighing three factors most in deciding which walk on invitation to accept – the caliber of the team he'd be joining, how soon he could get on the field and the chemical engineering program.

Summerfield said Standish has only been seriously kicking for about two years and it was common to see him putting in extra work in the mornings, afternoons and evenings in addition to his cross country schedule.






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