Posted December 08, 2017 | Bret
2017 Eastern Winter Showcase Recap
With the first stop on the Kohl's Kicking 2017 National Winter Showcase Tour, many of the best kickers, punters, and long snappers from the Eastern Region came out to compete.
Class of 2019 kicker Harrison Leonard had an impressive showing at camp. His leg strength was obvious on field goals as well as kickoffs. Leonard made an impressive 8-out-of-10 field goals and showed well throughout the event.
Mark Applegate from Virginia, a Class of 2019 prospect as well, also made 8-out-of-10 field goals and kicked off well during the charting phase.
Prospect Connor Luksic, a Class of 2018 player from Ohio made 8 field goals and also punted well at the event.
Class of 2019 kicker Kyle Rhonehouse, also from Ohio, tied for first during charting with 8 field goals, and showed very well during the drill evaluation period in the afternoon.
2019 prospects Jackson Griskie and Luka Zurak also converted on 8-of-10 field goals during the charting round at the showcase.
Caleb Richwine, from Pennsylvania, won the kickoff competition and finished 4th in charting for kickoffs. Richwine charted 7-of-10 field goals during the morning session.
Prospect Matt Trickett followed up an outstanding season with a great performance at the event as he wont the camp-wide overall field goal competition. Class of 2019 player Jared Wheatley from North Carolina went on to win the punt competition.
Thomas Cluckey had one of the best overall combo performances as he topped the kickoff charts, and also the punt charts during the morning session. The Class of 2018 prospect from Ohio had an outstanding day.
Jack Deneher finished 2nd in kickoff charting and showed well during the drill session.
Long snapper Dylan Seiler, a 2020 prospect had the most snapping points at camp wit ha score of 49.5. Austin Sullivan, a 2019 prospect from New York posted 48 points, and Jude Pedrozo form Ohio followed with 47 points. The snap competition winner was 2019 long snapper Sean Wracher, also from Ohio.
With 4 stops left on the National Showcase Tour, there is much more talent in store in the coming weeks before Christmas. Many athletes from the Eastern Showcase will go on to play college football at the next level, and a select few will compete in Florida at the Kohl's Underclassmen Challenge, the premiere event for top underclassman specialists.
Initial invitees to the 2018 Underclassman Challenge immediately following the Eastern Showcase.