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Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from kicker Austin Seibert

Austin Seibert is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 kicker — and the No. 2 punter — in the 2015 recruiting class by Kohl’s kicking camps.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 9, 2014

— Oklahoma might have found Michael Hunnicutt’s replacement.

The Sooners picked up a commitment from Belleville, Ill., kicker Austin Seibert on Friday night, he tweeted.

Hunnicutt has converted 86.1 percent of his career field-goal attempts. He was a semifinalist for last year’s Lou Groza Award, given annually to college football’s best kicker.

The Sooners’ backup kicker, Nick Hodgson, will also be a senior in 2015.

OU will also need to find a replacement for punter Jed Barnett, who transferred to Oklahoma from a California junior college last spring.

Seibert is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 kicker — and the No. 2 punter — in the 2015 recruiting class by Kohl’s kicking camps.

He is the Sooners’ fourth commitment for the 2015 signing class.

Verbal commitments are non-binding. Prospects cannot sign until February 2015.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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