Signee Profile: Jimmy Newman

Wake Forest signed one of the nation's top kickers on Wednesday at Oxford, Alabama's Jimmy Newman signed his LOI and faxed it in to Wake Forest.

Profile: Jimmy Newman
Position: PK
Height: 6'2
Weight: 196
40: 4.75

Senior Stats: 30-31 PATs, 7-10 FGs (misses of 40, 45 - blocked, 55), long of 47 yards; 71.6 yard kickoff average, 37.6 yard punt average

Senior Awards: All County, Honorable Mention All-State; TV 24 All-Region Team; Selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game; Coca-Cola Special Teams Player of the Game in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game; Invited to top 12 kicker camp by Chris Sailer in Los Angeles; Won Best Kicker competition at Chris Sailer's Atlanta Camp

Why Wake Forest? "I just liked the coaches. That was a big thing. I liked how good their kickers before had been. If they had been so good, they were doing something right. I saw how much they use their kickers up there, it is a big part of their game. I also like that it is in the ACC."

Offers: Rice, Furman, UAB, other D1-AA schools, late verbal offer from Arkansas


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