The Ohio State Buckeyes picked up one of the top nationally ranked kicking prospects in the country, Jake Seibert.
Last year, Seibert made all six of his field goal tries with the longest being 47 yards. Additionally, 29 of his 37 kickoffs resulted in touch-backs. And he also made 22 of 24 extra point attempts. Ohio State offered the 6'1", 195 lbs. Seibert a scholarship on May 20th.
Cincinnati La Salle kicker Jake Seibert chose OSU over offers from Michigan State, Air Force, Temple, Pennsylvania and UCLA. Seibert is the 2nd Ohio State specialist to come from La Salle HS, after current punter Drue Chrisman.
After a visit to campus where he stayed at Drue Chrisman’s, a former La Salle standout, Seibert knew the Buckeyes were a great fit.
His commitment gives Ohio State a successor to Blake Haubeil, their solo scholarship kicker who has only two more years of eligibility and will be a senior when Seibert arrives in Columbus next year (2020). Backup kicker Zach Hoover is in the same class as Haubeil while Dominic DiMaccio is one year behind. All will be upperclassmen when Seibert comes to Buckeye nation.
Seibert, who plans to major in business, will continue to fine tune his skill this year with his kicking coach, former Northern Illinois/University of Cincinnati place-kicker Andrew Gantz, who trains close by in Centerville Ohio.
Jake Seibert OH Class of 2020 Kicking Session