Hofrichter Eyes Syracuse Official Visit

Sterling Hofrichter, an impressive kicker and Syracuse commit out of Seffner (Fla.) Armwood, has an idea when he's going to return to Central New York to visit Scott Schafer's program.

There's still nearly six months until student-athletes have to make it official and ink with a collegiate program, but when it's all said and done, Syracuse has positioned themselves to sign one of the top kickers out of the South in Sterling Hofrichter.

Hofrichter, a standout out of Seffner (Fla.) Armwood who's been verbally committed to Syracuse since June, was 9-of-14 on field goals with a long of 57 yards in 2013, while connecting on 70-of-71 extra points for a total of 97 points on the year.

In a 37-0 blowout victory over five-star defensive end Shavar Manuel and Tampa (Fla.) Blake High School this past Friday, the three-star prospect connected on 1-of-2 field goals and like usual, was flawless in his extra point attempts.

"Our team did really good tonight," Hofrichter said. "I think I did pretty good, but I missed a 52-yarder and I just have to rebound from that. I'm starting to get a lot of my kickoffs more in the end zone now, so I just have to keep that up and stay 100 percent now."

With his prep career coming to a close less than a year from now, Hofrichter is hoping to cap off his senior campaign with a coveted state championship ring. But at the same time, the kicker has set aside a chunk of his time for the recruiting process, which includes the planning of his return trip to Central New York.

"Syracuse showed me love for a long time and offered me back in December," Hofrichter said. "They have a lot of things going for them, so I decided to choose them back in June. I can't wait to go for an official visit. Right now, I'm looking at January 24th for when they play their basketball game against Miami."

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