Phil Kornblut

February 9, 2013

Two new kickers to join Gamecocks

South Carolina will add two kickers this summer as preferred walk-ons.

South Carolina will add two kickers this summer as preferred walk-ons.

Max Huggins of Myrtle Beach, a North-South game participant, will be one of those walk-ons. He had an offer from Presbyterian. Clemson also showed interest as a walk-on.

Huggins booted a 57 yard field goal in a game. This season Huggins was 13-17 on field goals and 43-49 on extra points. Huggins also averaged nearly 40 yards per punt.

Joining him will be Elliott Fry, rated the No. 8 kicker and No. 15 punter by Chris Sailer Kicking. Fry is from Prince of Peace Christian School in Plano, Texas.

According to the website for the Chris Sailer Kicking School, Fry of Carrollton, Texas, is a 5-star kicking prospect which equates to a Division One prospect. Here is what Sailer wrote on his site about Fry:

"Elliott is simply an oustanding kicker. He has a big time leg and gets great height on his ball off the ground. Kicks well under pressure. One of the most consistent all around performers in the nation. Kickoffs and Field Goals are ready for D1 college football right now. He is also a great punter. His punting is also D1 ready. A top national combo player without a doubt. Has a great attitude and work ethic. Has proven he is worthy of a D1 scholarship. Great prospect. OFFER NOW!!! Turned down D1 offer and will commit to South Carolina as a preferred walk on. Huge pick up for South Carolina."

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