Fort Worth Christian punter Cody Freeby is his biggest critic. Despite shattering school records – including a punt of 72 yards and a 58-yard punt in the air – and being named a second-team All-America pick as a junior, he still isn’t satisfied.
“I’m critical of myself,” he said. “I always want to do better, do more and make the right punt. I want to be perfect every time.”
He almost has.
This season, Freeby is averaging more than 45 yards a kick. He wanted to average 47 yards, but with his opportunities not as high as he wants them, he’s working toward reaching that goal before his season is over.
“I’m hoping to get that (47 percent) this week or in the playoffs,” he said. “I know I can do it. I’m kicking a lot better at this point in the season and feeling really good about what I’m doing. Now, I just need to go out there and do it.”
Freeby made an early commitment to play for LSU, but that hasn’t stopped other teams from calling and at this point, it looks like he wants to at least take a few official visits before he makes his decision final.
“I’m committed to LSU, and I don’t know if I’m going to change,” he said. “That’s where I’m planning on going. But teams like Oklahoma have kept calling me every week and they want me to come up for a visit. I think I’m going to and see what it’s all about.”
At this point, LSU is clearly his top team – as evidenced by the commitment – and the Sooners have yet to extend a scholarship offer. Freeby has been to a few games over in Baton Rouge and came away nothing short of impressed with the atmosphere.
“It’s amazing,” he said. “They love their football.”
Freeby said he is planning on taking his visits some time in January. He is a three-star prospect and ranked as one of the nation’s top 15 kickers.