National Signing Day 2013: Austin MacGinnis is a Kentucky Wildcat

Name: Austin MacGinnis

Position: Kicker

Hometown: Prattville, Alabama


Height: 5’11”

Weight: 175 lbs.

Rivals- 3*

Scout- 2*

247- 3*

ESPN- 3*

The University of Kentucky isn’t far from being renamed Kicker/Punter University. With a string of outstanding specialists that have come through the program in the last few seasons, MacGinnis will look to carry on the tradition as a Kicker. Despite being ranked no-lower than the #17 Kicker in the country (and as high as #3 by both Rivals and 247) he still manages to only come in as a 3* player. Fans should pay more attention to the national ranking he hold more than the stars in this case. Specialists don’t garner much attention from the scouting services and this don’t get rated higher than 3*, with an occasional 4* thrown in every few years. For Kentucky to have gotten a guy that is nearly a consensus top-10 player nationally at his position carries a ton of weight. The Wildcats secured MacGinnis in the early summer last year, and he’s never wavered, so there hasn’t been much competition for him.

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