Recruiting: Strong-Legged Kicker Commit No. 15

Boerne kicker <b>Hunter Lawrence</b> received a scholarship courtesy of the Texas Longhorns this past weekend. He didn't waste any time in snatching it up and will follow in the footsteps of his mother and father, both of whom graduated from UT.

"I believe (Hunter Lawrence) was offered before the Orange-White Game and the Texas coaches told him to come to the office after the game and let them know if he wanted to commit," Boerne head coach Tom Bludau told "He called me after church on Sunday to tell me he committed."

"He made 20 field goals on 25 attempts, setting a single-season record, was 43-of-46 on extra points (two were blocked due to missed assignments up front) and put 68 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone," Coach Bludau informed. "And those touchbacks were normally a good 8-10 yards deep in the end zone, so he has a strong leg."

Perhaps one explanation for the success of Lawrence as a kicker is his dedication to kicking only…

"He's been kickin' since the 8th-grade for our middle school team," said the Boerne head man. "And, that's all he's done. He's focused on becoming a great kicker. He's a special kid, the best I've seen in my 26 years of coaching."

Mack Brown and his staff were sent some film on Lawrence and felt the 5-11, 165-pound kicker was a prospect they had to have, particularly due to the Horns' lack of depth at that spot.

"They wanted to get on him early and let him know that he was their man before the other teams came calling."

That obviously paid off for the Horns who are now at a whopping 15 commitments for Signing Day '06.

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