2017 IL Spring Camp Recap, Cooney Dominates!

With each camp we get closer and closer to Vegas 30.  Chicago, IL was the site of the 7th 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp.  So far over 700 specialists have competed in CA, NC, WA, TX, NJ, AZ and IL on the road to Vegas 30. This was bar the most impressed I’ve ever been with the talent and competition in the Midwest.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Michael Cooney (2018, IL) – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker is really starting to come into his own.  He proved that he was one of the very best at the camp from minute one.  He made it to the end of nearly every competition and came out on top on kickoff.  Michael is a confident kicker that kicks with great consistency.  He has 55 yard range on field goals off the ground.  His kickoffs average 65 yards with 4.0 hang time.  Michael is a D1 prospect that should challenge for a TOP 12 spot in Vegas!

Field Goal Champion
Devin Parker (2018, IL) – Devin did an outstanding job at his first Chris Sailer Kicking camp.  He is a great looking athlete with an explosive leg.  He won a major field goal competition with his consistency and ability to also hit from deep.  He has 50+ yard range and a D1 kickoff leg.  Devin also does very well under pressure.  Look for Devin to turn the heads of college coaches this summer.

Field Goal Champion
Bryce Hellgeth (2018, IL) – Bryce is a very talented athlete.  He has a great leg and excellent natural ability.  He stepped up to win the first major field goal competition by connecting on 7 straight field goals from 35 to 52 yards.  Many of these kicks were into a significant wind.  He also showed promise on kickoff.  Bryce has a great skill set and his best is still in front of him.  Look for Bryce continue to make a name for himself this spring and summer.  He is a strong prospect.

Punt Champion
Porter Wilson (2019, OH) – Porter is a big time punting talent.  A 6’5″, 210 pound athlete with unlimited potential.  He did an outstanding job the entire day averaging well over 45 yards, with 4.4 plus hang time.  He also hit several balls over 50 yards with 4.7 plus hang time.  Porter has the ideal D1 punting frame.  He is one of the best punting prospects I have seen in a few years.  Look for Porter to be the first punter in the Class of 2019 to pick up scholarship offers.  He will easily challenge for a TOP 12 spot this May in Vegas.

Top 2018 Prospect
Quentin Wallace (2018, IL) – The TOP 12’er proved exactly why he earned that honor at Vegas XXIX this past January.  The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student is a D1 scholarship level kicker without a doubt.  He hits a pure ball off the ground and has 55+ yard range.  He also has one of the best kickoff legs in the nation.  On this day he hit several balls over 65 yards with 4.1 plus hang time.  His best ball topped 4.2 seconds.  He is a big time competitor that is well on his way.

Class of 2018 College Prospects: Michael Cooney, Quentin Wallace, Dylan Williams, Eduardo Favela, Evan Price, Jacob Holous, Jake Rittman, Michael Bobak, Nathan Eccles, Nathaniel Rockwell, Stephen Ruiz, Andy Vujnovich, Nathan McRoberts, Adam Barry, Bryce Hellgeth, Devin Parker, Lucas White, Matthew Trickett, Milan Dezelich, Parker Blust, Sam Strange adn Kyle Romenick.

Top 2019 Prospects
Porter Wilson (2019, OH) – SEE ABOVE EVALUATION

Chris Van Eekeran (2019, IN) – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker/Punter continues to shine.  Chris is a big time talent that has all the tools to take his game to the highest level.  He has 50+ yard range of field goals off the ground.  Kickoffs are deep with 3.8+ hang time.  And he also shows he can hit big punts.  Look for Chris to be a top prospect in the 2019 recruiting class.

Class of 2019 College Prospects: Porter Wilson, Chris Van Eekeran, Chase Neal, Griffin Crosa, James Turner, Jonathan Rukujzo, Keaton Hier, Mason Molique, Tony Baldacci, Tyler Bachara, Andrew Pollina, Cade Henry, Dmitri, Shpak, Graham Dable, Jack Ierulli, Joey Mitchell.

Top 2020 Prospect
JJ Wadas (2020, IN) – JJ is a very talented young kicker.  He has elite leg strength and already shows he can hit a pure ball off the ground.  He has 50+ yard range and kicks with nice consistency.  JJ is also explosive on kickoffs.  Look for JJ to continue to make big strides and compete with the very best in the Class of 2020 for years to come.

Class of 2020 College Prospects: JJ Wadas, Cameron Shirkey, Hunter Renner, Christian Alerding, Daniel Cristiani, Joseph Maci, Trey Newland.

Top Youth Prospect: Matthew Sailer.

The Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour continues with stops in Atlanta, GA (April 30) & Los Angeles, CA (May 7). The tour ends with the largest exposure camp in the World…. Vegas 30 (May 13-14).  To be the best, train & compete with the best.  Then get ready for the biggest summer tour yet! For more stats, rankings, future camp dates, etc. visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com #TeamSailer

IL Camp Champions: Devin Parker, Porter Wilson, Bryce Hellgeth & Michael Cooney

 

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