2013 Kentucky Wildcat Football Preview: Austin MacGinnis

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Austin MacGinnis, Kicker
Fr.-HS 5-10, 175 lbs.
Prattville, Ala.

Before UK(courtesy of UK Athletics)

One of the nation’s top three kicker prospects according to Rivals.com and 247Sports.com … Played his senior season at Prattville (Ala.) High School under Coach Chad Anderson… Handled punts, field goals and kickoffs for the Lions, making seven of 10 field goals, including a 50-yarder … 76 percent of kickoffs went for touchbacks … Named to the all-area team … Participated for the winning National team in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl in Houston following his senior campaign … Played at Randolph County High School before moving to Prattville his senior season … Converted six of nine field goals and made all of his extra points as a junior, with 81 percent touchbacks on kickoffs … Participated in the National Underclassmen Challenge and performed well … According to ChrisSailerKicking.com, MacGinnis “is a tremendous kicker. He has a huge leg … kickoffs are Division-I ready right now. A great competitor that kicks well under
pressure.” … Spent time with One-on-One Kicking.

 

As A Wildcat

Austin is a 2013 commit and has yet to compete at Kentucky. If he is as good as advertised, he may have the opportunity to earn playing time as a freshman. He came to UK rated one of the top kickers in the nation, MacGinnis could give Kentucky an immediate boost.

247Sports ranks MacGinnis as the #3 kicker in the country for 2013. Kicking analyst/instructor Chris Sailer has MacGinnis as the #4 kicker in the class and projects MacGinnis to be “a phenomenal Division 1 player.”

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