Some times there are kickers that people pay money to watch warm up. Salem, Ohio, two-star kicker Bryan Wright is one of those guys. In his senior season, the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder kicked the second-longest field goal in Ohio high school history by nailing a 57-yarder.
He's also connected on kicks of 47, 48 and 52. His coach, Doug Phillips, said his only misses were from 62, 55 and 47.
"Since I've been coaching, I've never seen so many people talk about a kicker and come to games just to see him warming up," Phillips said.
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"This year, he's been crushing the ball. I wish we could have gotten him more opportunities. People come to the game to watch him warm up and he's always booting them beyond 60 yards. I think he's consistent in that 55-60 yard range easily.
"I think this kid can kick anywhere in the country."
Bowling Green agrees and is the first to jump on board with a scholarship offer. Ohio State, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and West Virginia are the other teams that are showing him interest. But right now, it looks like Bowling Green might be the team to beat.
"He has one offer in the pocket, and he knows he'll get to go to college for free," Phillips said. "He knows that scholarships are really rare for kickers, so he's pleased with the offer and excited about it. He just wants to take an official visit before he decides that it's the place he wants to spend four years at.
"He's also looking to see what's going to happen with some of the other schools on his list. He's been to a lot of games. He's going to the Ohio State-Michigan game. Cincinnati, Pitt and West Virginia have had him up for games. He doesn't know what he wants to do if they offer."