So often in college football, we see teams put up incredible performances only to be let down by their special teams play. More specifically, their kickers. This is so common in the NCAA that #CollegeKickers is one of the more commonly used hashtags during the season. Today, Oklahoma picked up a commitment from someone they hope can help them avoid that fate. Fort Worth kicker Calum Sutherland committed to Oklahoma Monday evening.
— Calum Sutherland (@CalumSuth4) April 3, 2017
THE SUTHERLAND FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Ranking||Star Rating|
|Calum Sutherland||Fort Worth, TX||K||NR||NR|
Generally, in the recruiting world, this isn’t much information out there about kickers, and that’s no different with Sutherland. Most information on kickers comes via Kohl’s professional kicking and punting camps, but because Sutherland hasn’t attended a camp, he is even more of an unknown. One thing stands out when you watch his film though, he has a leg and puts a few kickoffs out of the endzone.
Sutherland, the 28th commitment in the 2017 Oklahoma class, will be walking on to the Oklahoma team, a pretty normal practice with kickers in the modern era of college football. A kicker can make or break a team, and Oklahoma is hoping they’ve got a good one here.