FLORIDA GATORS GET THEIR KICKER!

The Florida Gators may have ended their search for a top-rated kicker, and all they had to do is look in South Florida to find a good one!

MIAMI - This weekend Scout.com and MSL teamed together and had one of the premier kicking events in the country. The event gave the chance to many of the top kickers, punters and long snappers the chance to showcase their skills in front of college coaches. One of the top kickers at the camp that got noticed was Jonathan Phillips. Earlier this year Phillips committed to the Purdue Boilermakers. One thing happened today and that was Phillips dream school offered him a scholarship to play college football. That would be the Florida Gators.

So when Scout.com caught up with Phillips he mentioned what it was like to get offered a scholarship from the Gators, "Wow, I never thought it would happen but the Gators offered me a scholarship today. I just can not turn them down. It's always been a dream of mine to play at UF. When Urban Meyer recruited called recently I realized my dream of playing for the Gators was about to become a reality."

Another drawing card for the Florida Gators was the opportunity to play early. "Yeah they are losing their kicker and I will have the opportunity to be the kickoff specialist and place kicker next year."

Not only is Phillips a good kicker he is also very confident in his ability here is what he had to say about him, "I want the game to come down to a field goal. That's what it's all about. I want the game to come down to me having to make the big kick for my team to have to win. Its that type of pressure that I strive on."

The Swamp, that's something that really got Phillips, excited to talk about, "Oh my, I don't even know what to say. The first time I walk on that field in front of all those fans and have to make a kick it will give me chills. I will be so excited and at the same time it will be very intimidating, I know I can make all those fans happy."

For his career Phillips was 18-21 inside of 45 yards. He had over 90% of his kickoffs which were not returned. His career long was 47 yards.


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