Signee Profile: Jimmy Newman

Jimmy Newman

Wake Forest signed one of the nation's top kickers on Wednesday at Oxford, Alabama's Jimmy Newman signed his LOI and faxed it in to Wake Forest.

Profile: Jimmy Newman
Position: PK
Height: 6'2
Weight: 196
40: 4.75

Senior Stats: 30-31 PATs, 7-10 FGs (misses of 40, 45 - blocked, 55), long of 47 yards; 71.6 yard kickoff average, 37.6 yard punt average

Senior Awards: All County, Honorable Mention All-State; TV 24 All-Region Team; Selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game; Coca-Cola Special Teams Player of the Game in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game; Invited to top 12 kicker camp by Chris Sailer in Los Angeles; Won Best Kicker competition at Chris Sailer's Atlanta Camp

Why Wake Forest? "I just liked the coaches. That was a big thing. I liked how good their kickers before had been. If they had been so good, they were doing something right. I saw how much they use their kickers up there, it is a big part of their game. I also like that it is in the ACC."

Offers: Rice, Furman, UAB, other D1-AA schools, late verbal offer from Arkansas

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