Notre Dame landed a verbal commitment from the nation’s top kicker Justin Yoon.
Following his commitment, Justin Yoon told Irish Sports Daily:
“It’s honestly because of the coaches and the football team. In general, Notre Dame is Notre Dame. It’s unexplainable. It’s a very special place. The coaches there are very comfortable to be around.”
Kyle Brindza’s recording breaking career at Notre Dame is nearing its conclusion. Following this season, Brindza hopes to take his talents to the NFL. Although at times inconsistent, Brindza can be counted on to make field goals late. He also has quite a leg. Brindza tied a Notre Dame record for the longest field goal kicked with his 53-yard boot against Arizona State.
Notre Dame needs a kicker to replace his production in 2015. Carrollton High School prospect Tyler Newsome signed with Notre Dame last February. He was primarily recruited as a punter but has the capacity to be a kicker at the collegiate level. However, Notre Dame could utilize another specialist so Newsome can focus on primarily on punting.
One of Yoon’s coaches, Luke Radke, said:
“He can do it all. He can kick off for distance, for height. His field goals get straight elevation. I’d say on a calm day, when he’s healthy and feeling good, probably 55 to 60. He can move it back with a little breeze on his back, but on a calm day, I’d say 55 to 60 is where he’s at.”