Meet the “TOP 12” Class of 2017

In 2003, Chris Sailer Kicking established the biggest kicking, punting, and long snapping camp the world had ever seen, The National Kicking Competition.  The camp brought in the best of the best from across the nation to compete at one location.  The camp established credible recruiting rankings and evaluations for kickers, punters, and long snappers that college coaches across the country would use for years to come.  The camp, now simply known as VEGAS takes place in Las Vegas each year in January.
Every athlete comes with one major goal in common, making the prestigious “TOP 12”.  This is THE exposure list to be on for national exposure.  The twelve best underclassmen in the nation are identified for the Kicking/Punting positions.  The best of the best are then invited to the exclusive, invite only,“TOP 12” camp that following summer.  College coaches take notice, and scholarships are awarded.

To get an idea for what the “TOP 12” is all about, take a look at some of the very best over the years:  Ryan Succop (South Carolina & Tennessee Titans), Kai Forbath (UCLA, Lou Groza Award Winner, & New Orleans Saints), Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State, Lou Groza Award Winner & Dallas Cowboys), & Randy Bullock (Texas A&M, Lou Groza Award Winner, & New York Jets), Bryan Anger (CAL & Jacksonville Jaguars), Brad Nortman (Wisconsin & Carolina Panthers), Blair Walsh (Georgia & Minnesota Vikings), Justin Tucker (Texas, Baltimore Ravens & Super Bowl Champion), Jeff Locke (UCLA & Minnesota Vikings), Cody Parkey (Auburn, Philadelphia Eagles), Tress Way (Oklahoma & Washington Redskins), Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA, Lou Groza Award Winner & Houston Texans).  Just to name a few!

Meet the “TOP 12″ Class of 2017!

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Name: Brooks Buce

High School: Greater Atlanta Christian School

State: GA

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Punter/Kicker

Current Punter Class Ranking: #5
Current Kicker Class Ranking: #44

Top 5 College Choices:  The University of Miami, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma

3 Favorite Hobbies: Anything that involves a lake, hanging with my friends and playing pick-up football

3 Favorite Athletes: Justin Tucker, Stephen Curry and Roddy White

3 Biggest Role Models: Both my parents, my granddad and my head coach (coach Hardy)

Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots that you never take.”

Brooks Says: My goal is to be the punter/kicker that I can possibly be by giving all my effort and also to show coaches that I can perform when it’s needed. I feel like the thing that makes me great is my love for what I am doing and also that I am a teachable athlete.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Brooks is a very talented all around K/P prospect. A phenomenal athlete with elite leg strength. Punting is currently his biggest strength. He shows huge college potential in this area. Field goals are strong and show nice promise. Kickoffs are a solid and near the top of his class. He’s a competitor that does very well under pressure. Look for Brooks to develop into one of the very best this spring and summer and pick up offers. I really like his upside. Big time prospect.”

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Name: Joseph Bulovas

High School: Mandeville HS

State: LA

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current Kicker Class Ranking: #4
Current Punter Class Ranking: #8

Top 5 College Choices: Ole Miss, LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma State

Current Offers: Tulane

3 Favorite Hobbies: Kicking, spending time with my family & helping out in the community

3 Favorite Athletes: Drew Brees, Derek Jeter, Phil Mickelson

3 Biggest Role Models:

Favorite Quote: “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord,” “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Joseph Says: “My goal is striving to be known not as “one of the best”, but known as the best! And to be known as the best to ever do what I do in college and NFL.  If you watch me one time,  you will know that I am the best; there will be no doubt.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Joseph is simply an big time talent. A phenomenal athlete with a great leg. Field goals are strong and consistent off the ground. Kickoffs are outstanding, D1 ready right now. He’s also developing into a great punter. Joseph is a competitor that does very well under pressure. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. He will challenge for the #1 kicker in the nation in his class. Expect him to dominate camps this summer and pick up multiple offers. Scholarship pick without a doubt. Excellent prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

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Name: Brent Cimaglia

High School: Fred J. Page HS

State: TN

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current Kicker Class Ranking: #2
Current Punter Class Ranking: #4

Current Offers: Committed (Southern Miss)

Top 5 College Choices: Clemson, Georgia, Memphis, Southern Miss & Miami (FL)

3 Favorite Hobbies: Fishing, community service and disk golf

3 Favorite Athletes: Tim Tebow, Sebastian Janikowski & Adam Vinatieri

3 Biggest Role Models: Robert Cassidy, my great grandfather (passed in 2015), Zackery Cimaglia, my brother & my dad Dan Cimaglia. Family is very important to me.

Favorite Quote: The difference between ‘possible’ and ‘impossible’ is a man’s determination. (unknown)  and Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me”

Brent Says: “My goal is to obtain a great college education while playing football for an outstanding college program. My work ethic, both on and off the field, makes me the best choice in the nation.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Brent is a big time all around K/P prospect. A great athlete with one of the strongest legs in his class. Field goals are smooth and consistent off the ground. Kickoffs are near the very top of his class. Also a top national punting prospect. Does very well under pressure. Brent is clearly one of THE top combo prospects in the country. I expect Brent to dominate this spring and summer. Outstanding prospect. OFFER NOW!!! Huge pick up for Southern Miss!”

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Name: Tucker Day

High School: Brentwood HS

State: TN

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Punter/Kicker

Current Punter Class Ranking: #2
Current Kicker Class Ranking: #46

Top 5 College Choices: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida State, Clemson

3 Favorite Hobbies: Hockey, Soccer & Singing in the school choir

3 Favorite Athletes:

3 Biggest Role Models:

Favorite Quote:

Tucker Says: “My goal is to have my life in direct proportion to my commitment to excellence.  I have been told I have the most powerful leg in the country, with that gift comes great responsibility to be the very best of the very best.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Tucker is one of the most talented punting prospects that I have seen in years. He has the strongest leg in the nation and shows tremendous potential. Punts with great confidence. His consistency is improving dramatically. Easily hits punts with 5.0+ hang times. He has all the tools to be a dominating D1 college punter. Also a talented kicker. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. I look forward to what the future holds for Tucker. Big time prospect. Should dominate all competition this summer and pick up multiple scholarship offers. OFFER NOW!!!”

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Name:  Cooper Graham

High School: TC Roberson HS

State: NC

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current Kicker Class Ranking: #6
Current Punter Class Ranking: #30

Top 5 College Choices: South Carolina, North CarolinaWisconsin, Clemson & Tennessee

3 Favorite Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, playing basketball & going to the lake

3 Favorite Athletes: Sebastian Janikowski, Michael Jordan & Cam Newton

3 Biggest Role Models: My father, Billy Graham & Brooks Abbott

Favorite Quote: “Nothing worth having comes easy.”

Cooper Says: “I have very high goals for myself and won’t stop until I achieve them. I have a mentality off and on the field like no other.  I can also speak to coaches and communicate, that will set me over my competition after my performance surpasses them as well.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Cooper is one of the very best kickers in the nation.  A great looking athlete with big time college potential.  Field goals are outstanding. Kickoffs are near the top of his class, D1 ready. Also shows strong punting potential. Does very well under pressure. He has proven time and time again that he is one of the very best in this class. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Love his future. Big time prospect that should impress college coaches this off season and earn scholarship offers. OFFER NOW!!!”

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Name:  Josh Grant

High School: Flower Mound HS

State: TX

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Kicker

Current Class Ranking: #13

Top 5 College Choices: Baylor, Wisconsin, LSU, Georgia & Oklahoma State

3 Favorite Hobbies: Fishing, Cars & Golf

3 Favorite Athletes: Dan Bailey, Michael Jordan & Lionel Messi

3 Biggest Role Models: Jesus, Robert Griffin III & my Dad

Favorite Quote:  “When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”

Josh Says: “Through training, hard work and perseverance, I want to be the best kicker I can be. I am the best kicker in the nation because of my consistency and work ethic.”

Chris Sailer says: “Josh is an excellent kicker. A great athlete with one of the strongest legs in his class. Field goals are outstanding and are a real strength. Kickoffs are strong and near the top of his class. A competitor that handles pressure very well. Has all the tools to compete with the very best in this class. I really like his upside and future potential. Keep a close eye on this talented kicker. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. Should dominatecollege camps this summer. Outstanding prospect.”

 

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Name:  Lucas Havrisik   

High School:  Norco HS

State: CA

Graduation Year:  2017

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current Kicker Class Ranking: #8
Current Punter Class Ranking: #10

Top 5 College Choices:  USC, UCLA, Oregon, Clemson, Baylor

3 Favorite Hobbies:  Video games, basketball and soccer

3 Favorite Athletes:  Ronaldinho, Marquette King & Michael Jordan

3 Biggest Role Models:  My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Coach Dennis Brown, and My Grandfather & John Havrisik

Favorite Quote: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”

Lucas Says: “I want to become the most consistent and accurate kicker/punter combo player I can be so I have an opportunity to be a student athlete in a Division 1 school and God willing, a professional kicker in the NFL. I am one of the best in the nation because I have been blessed with several God given talents including being a strong all-around athlete which has allowed me to compete at a high level and be successful thus far.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Lucas is a big time all around kicking/punting prospect. He is a great athlete with one of the stronger legs in his class. Hits a pure ball off the ground on field goals. He is extremely accurate. His kickoffs are strong and consistent. He is confident and does well under pressure. Lucas also shows great ability as a punter. He has the tools to be one of the top combo players in the nation. Outstanding college prospect.”

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Name: Tommy Martin

High School: Hickory HS

State: VA

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current Kicker Class Ranking: #10
Current Punter Class Ranking: #9

Top 5 College Choices: Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Alabama, Notre Dame & Clemson

3 Favorite Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, playing sports & Surfing

3 Favorite Athletes: Odell Beckham Jr, Lebron James & Steph Curry

3 Biggest Role Models: My Head Football Coach (Jupiter Wilson), my track coach (Melvin Queen) and my parents

Favorite Quote: “Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard”

Tommy says: “My main goal is to be as consistent as possible & to help out my team whenever I’m called upon. My athleticism and ability to extend a play if necessary really differentiates me.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Tommy is an outstanding prospect.. A great athlete with one of the strongest legs in his class. Field goals are excellent off the ground. Kickoffs are a real strength and near the very top of his class. Also shows great punting potential. Does well under pressure. A natural talent that has a bright future at the college level. Has a great attitude and work ethic. Tommy should dominate college camps this summer and earn scholarship offers. Big time prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

 

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Name:  Hayden Moehring

High School: Bentonville HS

State: AR

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Kicker

Current Class Ranking: #7

Top 5 College Choices: Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Texas, Northwestern & North Carolina

3 Favorite Hobbies: Fishing, ping pong & working out

3 Favorite Athletes: Steve Weatherford, Drew Brees & Kobe Bryant

3 Biggest Role Models: Bennett Moehring, Pat Mcafee & Justin Tucker

Favorite Quote:  “By the grace of God I am what I am. His grace that is bestowed on me will not go in vain. For I will outwork them all.” 1 Corinthians 15:10

Hayden Says: “I want to get a scholarship to play division 1 football at a high caliber academic school.  My work ethic separates me from the pack because I am constantly perfecting my craft and working every day to get better in the gym and on the field.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Hayden is a big time talent. He has one of the very best legs in his class and as much potential as anyone. Shows 55+ yard field goal range off the ground. His consistency continues to improve each time we see him. His kickoffs are a major strength. He is hitting balls 70-75 yards with 4.0 plus hang time. A competitor that does very well under pressure. I really like his future. Hayden is a D1 Scholarship Pick. Don’t wait to long on him, OFFER NOW!!!”

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Name: Bill Rubright

High School: Marist School

State: GA

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Punter

Current Class Ranking: #3

Top 5 College Choices: Clemson, Alabama, Northwestern, Miami (FL) & University of Southern California

3 Favorite Hobbies: Fly fishing, wake surfing & outdoor adventurous travel

3 Favorite Athletes: Tom Brady, Matt Bosher & Kyle Farmer

3 Biggest Role Models: My Father, Tom Brady & Benjamin Franklin 

Favorite Quote: “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

Bill Says: “My goal is to combine academic and athletic excellence as a basis for an entrepreneurial career in business leadership.  I was fortunate to inherit natural punting ability and I am dedicated to perfecting my craft of punting.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Bill is an excellent punter. He is a great athlete with a perfect punting frame. He is one of the most consistent and reliable punters in the nation. He punts for a great combination of distance and hang time and is able to directional punt. He has all the tools to dominate the D1 level. I think he has a bright future. Look for Bill to get the attention of college coaches this off season and pick up multiple scholarship offers. Big time prospect.”

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Name: Brandon Ruiz

High School:  Williams Field HS

State: AZ

Graduating Class of: 2017

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current Kicker Class Ranking: #3
Current Punter Class Ranking: #21

Current Offers: Arizona, Oregon State

Top 5 College Choices: Alabama, Ole Miss, Cal, Clemson & Arizona State /Arizona

Hobbies: Kicking, Hanging with friends & Working out

3 People You Look Up To: God, Parents & Coaches


3 Favorite Athletes: Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr. & Larry Fitzgerald

Favorite Quote: “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you will die today”

Brandon says: “My goal is to kick at a big time football school with 100,000+ fans cheering me on to the National Championship, while earning my degree and preparing to kick in the NFL.  I feel that I am the best kicker in the nation because I am confident in my abilities at all times, and have proven myself many times over, kicking against the best in the country.

Chris Sailer Says: “Brandon is a big time kicking prospect. He is a great athlete with an elite leg. Field goals are outstanding off the ground. Kickoffs are D1 ready right now. He is also a dependable punter. Brandon is a competitor that does very well under pressure. He has all the tools to be a star at the D1 level. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. There is no doubt that he is a scholarship pick. OFFER NOW!!!”

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Name: Adam Stack

High School: Kamehameha HS

State: HI

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current Kicker Class Ranking: #1
Current Punter Class Ranking: #1

Current Offers: Miami (FL), Wisconsin, San Diego State

Top 5 College Choices: Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon, Miami (FL) & Wisconsin

3 Favorite Hobbies: Surfing, Sleeping & Kicking

3 Favorite Athletes: Kekoa Sasaoka, Adam Vinatieri & LeBron James

3 Biggest Role Models: My Mom, Dad & Grandma

Favorite Quote: “We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over”

Adam Says: “My goal is to play football at a D1 school and make a positive impact on and off the field. I am the best in the nation because I refuse to be out worked and I will do whatever it takes to be the best.”

Chris Sailer Says: “Adam is an outstanding kicker.  He is smooth and very natural.  Field goals are strong and consistent off the ground. He gets fantastic height on his ball. Kickoffs are the very best in the nation as of 1-17-16. Also a big time punter, ranked #1 in the nation as of 1-17-16.  Does very well under pressure. He is the #1 overall prospect in the nation. One of the very best that we have seen in years. A bright college future awaits.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Excellent prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

Want to be a part of it? Your chance comes May 21-12 at VEGAS XXVIII.  Do you have what it takes to make “Event Elite”?

See you in Las Vegas.

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