With the majority of specialists historically being recruited the latest, all the way through the summer following their senior year, a number of Kohl's Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping athletes in the Class of 2023 have found early success with great performances at Kohl's events, during their seasons, and at college camps.
Jake Elliott came late to the college recruiting game as a senior in high school. After his domination at the Kohl's Midwest Showcase, Elliott earned an offer from Memphis and accepted.
Elliott would play as a true freshman for the Tigers and convert over 80% of his field goals in 3 of his 4 seasons playing college football. Elliott was a regular at the Kohl's Kicking College Elite Camp, winning the field goal competition going into his senior season against top Division 1 kickers from ever conference in the "Power 5".
In 2017 Elliott was selected in the NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He would soon be acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles and go on to post a 83.9% for the season, and hit all 7 post season field goals during Philadelphia's 2018 Super Bowl run.