FSU soccer brought in a verbal determination from just one of the major kickers in the 2019 course over the weekend, so could he see the subject early this season?
For a great deal of the time given that the 2018 season came to an conclusion for the FSU soccer staff, the Seminoles and their coaching employees have been out on the recruiting path hoping to convey in the future team of gamers to the method – focusing on some of the positions of need to have like offensive line, defensive backs and other places.
One particular of the locations that flew below the radar was specific teams, the place equally kicker Ricky Aguayo and punter Logan Tyler will be moving into their senior seasons. At minimum just one man or woman will now be in a running to fill just one or equally of the places with the information that Ryan Fitzgerald, a Ga native rated as just one of the major 16 kicker recruits by 247 Sports, committed to the Noles this previous weekend.
— Ryan Fitzgerald (@ryan_fitz88) January 28, 2019
Whilst taking part in past season for Colquitt County Superior University, Fitzgerald strike on 22 of his 27 subject intention makes an attempt and nailed each solitary extra points with his longest kick of the season currently being 60 yards and 7 of his successful subject targets currently being from over 50 yards whilst averaging approximately 41 yards a punt and forcing a touchback on approximately 88 p.c of his kickoffs.
Now, Tyler even now has the punting place locked down as he has averaged over 43 yards a kick the past two seasons and showed flashes of greatness for a person who has averaged 74 punts the past two seasons – up 20 punts from what he did in the course of his freshman season for FSU soccer in 2016.
On the other side of the coin, Aguayo has been on the incredibly hot seat seemingly his entire time in Tallahassee – some of that coming from having to substitute his All-American brother, Roberto, and some of it coming from not currently being capable to dwell up to his six subject intention overall performance in his 1st at any time match (the 2016 opener vs. Ole Skip).
Aguayo has his worst season share wise in 2018, heading 11 for 17 on subject intention makes an attempt. In his job, Aguayo has succeeded on 75 of his subject intention makes an attempt whilst lacking an extra place each individual season and having a few kicks of over 50 yards in his entire job. Those quantities beg the concern: could Fitzgerald be starting the opener for the Noles with a superior camp?
FSU soccer has not hesitated to use many kickers in a season based mostly on our storied and to some degree emotional abusive relationship with that position, so it could possibly not be out of the concern to see equally currently being utilised – but now that Aguayo isn’t the sole man or woman at that place, could this be the chance to get a new leg in there?
Give Aguayo credit, he has been the male to help you save the working day on many instances – the Ole Skip match together with crucial hitting the match winners in just one place victories over Miami and Michigan in 2016 together with a a few place victory over Syracuse in 2017 that stored the Noles in the running for a bowl match.
Possibly he has been the sufferer of way too significant anticipations just after his brother’s time in Tallahassee…or probably the hoopla was too a great deal for him in garnet and gold. Regardless of what it is, competitors is superior and will either make Aguayo the most trusted senior kicker in the state – or make Fitzgerald the future freshman kicker to commence of the Noles.