He might not have any any stars next to his name, but Jake Seibert is a big time kicking prospect. According to Chris Sailer Kicking, Seibert is the nation’s best 2020 kicking recruit, and he just committed to play his college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
COMMITTED!! #GoBucks ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/NttJ6GCZ6x— Jake Seibert (@seibert_jake) June 4, 2019
The rising-senior was 6-for-6 on fields last season, 23-for-24 on extra points, and 29 of his 37 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks. The Cincinnati native also held offer from UCLA, Michigan State, and others.
According to Chris Sailer, “Jake is a special kicking talent. He is an amazing athlete with a big time leg and natural ability. He hits a great ball off the ground on field goal. He has 60+ yard range and gets excellent lift on his ball. His kickoffs are D1 ready right now. Jake drives the ball deep into the end zone with 4.0+ hang time. He is a competitor that thrives under pressure. The sky is the limit here. Jake is a fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. Big things ahead for this Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker. Look for Jake to dominate this 2019 off season and pick up multiple D1 offers. Excellent prospect.”
Ohio State’s incumbent kicker Blake Haubeil will be a junior this fall, as will backup Zach Hoover. OSU’s other backup Dominic DiMaccio is a junior. So, barring transfers, Seibert will be coming into a crowded kicking room in the fall of 2020, but one in which he is the only underclassman.
Check out highlights from Seibert’s junior season: