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Florida kicker adds Big 12 offer

Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas kicker Michael Palardy continues his assault for the most impressive scholarship offer list for a kicker in the nation.
The 6-foot, 170-pounder already has written scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Miami, Syracuse and he picked up a verbal offer this evening from a Big 12 power.
"Joe DeForest at Oklahoma State offered Mike verbally tonight and said the written offer is in the mail," Tim Conrad of BIGFoot Kicking told Rivals.com. "Oklahoma State wants him as a punter, but he's talented enough to be doing everything at the next level."
Palardy's offer list rivals any other kicker in the nation, but it could grow even more here over the next couple of weeks Conrad said.
"Northwestern and Iowa State are probably going to be offering over the next two weeks," Conrad said. "Also don't be surprised if the Gators and USC get involved with him. He's that talented."
St. Thomas Aquinas has a strong history of producing top flight kickers and without question Palardy is next in line.
Even more impressive than the offers is that Palardy picked them up after a season in which he was coming off of an injury and only showcased half of his skill set. Notre Dame signee Ben Turk handled punting for St. Thomas Aquinas while Palardy was limited to strictly kicking.