Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Member Mick Ellis Commits to Iowa!

Longtime Chris Sailer Kicking Student and 2-Time “TOP 12” Member Mick Ellis has officially committed to Iowa!  Mick is perhaps the very best field goal kicker in the nation. He has dominated Chris Sailer Kicking camps since his freshman season.  His kickoffs are also near the very top.  Mick has all the tools to step in and play right away.  He is a well trained kicker that does his best under pressure.  Look for Mick to make to make an immediate impact in one of the top conferences in the nation.

Who will be next?  Gaglianone?  Smart?  Sherman?  Gamble?  A punter?…. Stay tuned

Visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information and to stay current on where the top rated Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers & Punters continue to sign.

Chris Sailer Kicking 2013 “TOP 12” Class
Gary Wunderlich – Committed to Virginia
JK Scott – Committed to Alabama
Mike Knoll – Committed to Boston College
Corbin Daly – Committed to Texas
Mick Ellis – Committed to Iowa
Freeman Jones – Committed to North Carolina
Aaron Medley – Committed to Tennessee
Logan Cooke – Committed to Mississippi State
Rafael Gaglianone – Offer from NC State
Hayden Lekacz – Offers from Air Force & Cornell
Cameron Gamble
Matt Stewart

Want to be a part of the best exposure list in the world for Specialists?  See you in Las Vegas January 18-19, 2014

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2013 Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping Pre-Season All-Americans

Starting this year, Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping will be choosing High School & College All-American Teams!

We will be choosing 4 High School and 4 College All-Americans. We will also be choosing a Most Improved Kicker, Punter and Long Snapper for the year as well.

One of the best parts about these awards, besides the honor itself, is that they will be announced on the Friday, January 17th in Las Vegas. Yup, that is the day before the world’s largest Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping event and everyone will be on hand for the ceremony.

Also, in Vegas on that same night, Herbalife 24 will be announcing the Herbalife 24 Chris Sailer Award and Chris Rubio Award for top High School Kicker and Long Snapper of the Year!

Therefore, instead of just a handful of lucky families being able to see the Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio Award presentations, there will now be hundreds. The awards ceremony will take place in a ball room at the JW Marriott with several tables being reserved for the finalists and their families while the rest of the ballroom will be open seating and free to the public. Imagine the NFL draft in your head….that is what this will look like in Vegas.

With no further adieu, here are the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Snapping Pre-Season All-Americans….

2013 All-Americans

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“TOP 12” – THE Only Exposure List for Specialists!

Chris Sailer Kicking selects 12 Kicker/Punter Specialists every January at the Annual National Kicking Event in Las Vegas. This is the most important exposure list in the country for specialists.

How much do college coaches trust Chris Sailer’s Evaluations?

History: 

Blair Walsh (Georgia, All-Pro Minnesota Vikings), Kai Forbath (UCLA, Lou Groza Award

Winner, Washington Redskins), Bryan Anger (CAL, 3rd Round Draft Pick Jacksonville Jaguars)…just to name a few

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Bryan Anger

Present: 8 Kicker / Punters Nationwide in the Class of 2014 have committed on full scholarships as of June 13th.

7 of those come for the prestigious “TOP 12”

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Gary Wunderlich – Virginia

Corbin Daly – Texas

Mike Knoll – Boston College

Freeman Jones – North Carolina

JK Scott – Alabama

Aaron Medley – Tennessee

Logan Cooke – Mississippi State

Who will be next? 

Mick Ellis? Rafael Gaglianone? Cameron Gamble? Hayden Lakacz Matt Stewart?

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Hayden Lakacz

That is a great question.  We do not know the answer yet.  But we do know there is a GREAT chance it will be one of the above, a member of the “TOP 12”!

Stay Tuned!

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Meet Mick Ellis

Mick Ellis is an 18 year old Texas native who grew up surrounded by football.  However, he didn’t always know he was going to be a kicker, an excellent kicker at that.  He was first thrown into the world of kicking when the football team he was playing for had an open position no one wanted to fill, Ellis stepped in.

“I was the only guy on the team that had played soccer so I gave it a try and ended up being good at it, so I stuck with it” said Ellis.

Wanting to improve his kicking skills Ellis began working with the professionals at Chris Sailer Kicking.  “The technique he teaches at all his camps I have used for all of my kicking” said Ellis of his experience at Chris Sailer Kicking.

In addition to great technique, Ellis found the atmosphere of camp to be beneficial to his football career, “how you go from practice to game [is important] and we practice like it is a game situation.”

Ellis spent last fall playing for Lovejoy High School in Lucas, Texas; but he doesn’t plan on ending his football career there.  He hopes to continue on to college football, with his top choices being Stanford, Ohio State, OSU, LSU, and Arkansas.  Along with his incredible leg, Ellis plans on taking everything he has learned at Chris Sailer Kicking with him to the college level.

“We practice with a lot of pressure and when you go to college there are 100 times more fans than you are used to, and it’s the exact same situation at all the camps” said Ellis.

His most recent accomplishments include: 2013 Vegas Event Class of 2014 FG Last Man Standing Champion, 2013 NC Nike Spring Camp Overall Champion, 2013 NC Nike Spring Camp Field Goal Champion, 2013 NC Nike Spring Camp Kickoff Champion and 2013 Vegas Spring Event Co-Kickoff Champion.

To find out more about Chris Sailer Kicking, and players like Mick Ellis, contact Chris Sailer Kicking today.

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2013 NC & GA Nike Spring Camp Recap

Chris Sailer Kicking finished off its Nike Spring Camp Tour with stops in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA this past weekend.  Hundreds of specialists were in attendance hoping to land on the national stage.  The atmosphere, skill level, and competition was as high as any other Spring Camp in the nation.  Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers from over 13 states competed at the very popular 1-day Nike Camps.  Take a look at who stepped up and who you might be seeing play on future Saturdays and Sundays.


Charlotte, NC

Champion:
Mick Ellis (2014 TX) – The 2 Time “TOP 12” Member was once again the best overall prospect in attendance.  He won both the field and kickoff competitions.  Mick was able to connect consistently from 55+ yards and kickoff 70+ yards with 4.0+ hang time.  He always steps up in competition and continues to prove that he will soon dominate on Saturdays as well.  Mick is a sure fire D1 Scholarship Kicker.

2014 Standouts:
Gregory Huegel (SC) – Gregory had a great day start to finish.  He excels at both field goals and kickoffs.  His fields goals are solid and very consistent up to 50+ yards off the ground.  His kickoffs are college ready.  Greg has a real shot at being a big time D1 player.

Destry Barnwell (NC) – Destry was the punt champion on this day.  The talented athlete averaged over 40 yards with 4.3+ hang time.  Destry continues to improve his game and is proving that he can punt at the college level.

Other 2014 Standouts: David Lamb, Patrick Woods, Tim Gawert, Topher Kline, and Tyler Cochran.

2015 Future Stars:
Cole Fisher (GA)  – Cole might just be the most talented young kicker in the nation in his class.  He is a great athlete, has a big leg, and handles pressure very well.  Look for Cole to be a future “TOP 12” Member and challenge for the #1 kicker in the nation.

Jackson VanSickle (NC) – Jackson continues to dominate competition.  A fine young athlete that kicks with excellent consistency.  Jackson has all the tools to be one of the very best in his class for years to come.

Other 2015 Standouts: Daniel Leonard, Dylan Baker, Evan Rabon, Luke Carter, Marion Watson, and Tyler Gallitz.

2016 Standouts: Brian Johnson and Jaxon Clark.

Atlanta, GA
Champion:
Michael Santamaria (2014 GA) – The “TOP 12” Member stepped up and won perhaps the most competitive Nike Spring Camp of them all.  Michael is one of the top field goal kickers in the nation and his kickoffs aren’t far behind.  He does a great job of making kicks when they count the most.  Look for Michael to turn some heads this summer and impress college coaches across the nation.

Other 2014 Standouts:
Rafael Gaglianone (TN) – The Vegas Champion killed it all day once again.  Rafael is perhaps the very best field goal kicker in the nation.  He kicks with outstanding consistency and shows excellent range off the ground.  His kickoffs are also D1 ready.  Look for Rafael to pick up D1 offers in the near future.  Offer Now!!!

Marc Nolan (GA) – Marc was the most impressive punter in Atlanta.  He had a great day start to finish averaging over 40 yards with 4.4+ hang time.  What was most impressive about Marc was his consistency even in less than perfect conditions.  Marc has what it takes to punt at the D1 level.

Other 2014 Standouts: William Ham, Luke Hardin, Tyler Newsome, Thomas O’Leary, Timmy Hartshorn, Ty Wilson, Alex Spence, Anel Ramic, Avery Bass, Daniel DiRoberto, and Landon Borrow.

2015 Future Stars:
Jameson Vest (GA) – Jameson was the most impressive newcomer to Chris Sailer Kicking.  He is a great athlete with a big time leg.  He also stepped up well under pressure and won one of the major field goal competitions.  He has the talent to be a top national kicker in his class.

Matt Bonadies (GA) – Matt was once again exceptional.  He has a huge leg and impresses on both field goals and kickoffs.  Look for Matt to be a big time D1 recruit in the coming years.

Other 2015 Standouts: Trace Halpern, Blanton Creque, Shawn Davis, and Trey Blasingame.

The 2013 Chris Sailer Kicking Nike Spring Camp Tour has been a tremendous success.  Camp Champions Jordan Dascalo (CA), Hunter Morrow (TX), Mike Knoll (IL), Mick Ellis (NC) and Michael Santamaria are already getting huge attention in the recruiting world.  Up next, the biggest kicking, punting, and long snapping spring camp in the world…The 11th Annual National Kicking & Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas May 4-5, 2013.

For more statistics, player rankings, and camp information visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

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Meet the 2013 “TOP 12”

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 known as the National Kicking Event, 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:  David Buehler (USC, Dallas Cowboys & New York Giants), Ryan Succop (South Carolina & Kansas City Chiefs), Thomas Weber (Arizona State, Lou Groza Award Winner, & Cincinnati Bengal), Kai Forbath (UCLA & Lou Groza Award Winner, & Washington Redskin), Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State, Lou Groza Award Winner & Dallas Cowboys), & Randy Bullock (Texas A&M, Lou Groza Awards Winner, & Houston Texan), Bryan Anger (CAL & Jacksonville Jaguar), Blair Walsh (Georgia & Minnesota Viking All-Pro), Justin Tucker (Texas, Baltimore Raven & Super Bowl Champion).  Just to name a few!

So far the “TOP 12” has already made some serious noise.  Gary Wunderlich picked up multiple offers and has committed to Virginia.  Freeman Jones has committed to North Carolina.  JK Scott has picked up an offer from Colorado.  And there is much more to come…


Meet the “TOP 12” Class of 2014!

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Graduating Class of: 2014
State: MS
Position: Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: #11
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: #5
Height: 6’5
Weight: 200
GPA: 3.5
Top 5 College Choices: 1. LSU 2. Mississippi State 3. Alabama 4. Tennessee 5. Southern Miss
Hobbies: 1. Sports 2. Hunting 3. Fishing
Logan says: ” I have God given talent, a good work ethic, I’m coachable, and my height gives me more potential.   I am a Christian with strong moral values and I’m the Vice – President of my high school’s FCA .”
Chris Sailer says: “Logan is a tremendous punting prospect. He is tall, strong, and athletic.  Has the perfect frame to dominate at the D1 level.  Also a great kicker.  Logan is one of the most talented all around players in the Class of 2014.  Look for him to turn head and land multiple offer.  A fine young man with an excellent attitude and work ethic.  OFFER NOW!!!”
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Graduating Class: 2014
State: TN
Position: Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Ranking: #1
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: #9
Commitment: Virginia
Height: 6’0
Weight: 170
GPA: 4.1
Hobbies: 1. Golf 2. Watching Sports
Gary says: “My power and consistency make me the best kicker in the nation.  I try to outwork everyone every day.  I could also play wide receiver!”
Chris Sailer says: “Gary is a tremendous kicker.  He has perhaps the strongest leg in the nation.  Hits a true ball off the ground with great consistency.  Kickoffs are dominant.  Also shows outstanding punting potential.  Kicks well under pressure.  Gary is a big time D1 prospect without a doubt.  #1 Kicker in the nation. Has a great attitude and work ethic.”
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Graduating Class: 2014
State: NC
Position: Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #2
Commitment: North Carolina
Height: 6’0
Weight: 185
GPA: 4.0/3.5
Hobbies: 1. Fishing 2. Golf 3. Baseball
Freeman says: “I have more confidence than any one I kick against and make sure that I don’t leave the field till everyone knows my name. I come off as cocky to some people but in reality I’m extremely confident but in my mind I criticize myself more than anyone and think what I’m doing wrong and how to do it right.”
Chris Sailer says: “Freeman Jones is an outstanding kicker.  A very smooth and accurate kicker off the ground.  Kickoffs are near the top of his class.  Kicks very well under pressure.  A great athlete with a bright future. Has all the tools to earn a scholarship in the near future.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Has all the tools to dominate the D1 level. Huge pickup for UNC!”
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Graduating Class: 2014
State: TN
Position: Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: #8
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: #8
Height: 6’2
Weight: 165
GPA: 3.86
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Tennessee 2. Ohio State 3. LSU 4. Southern Mississippi 5. Alabama
Hobbies: 1. Piano 2. Other sports such as bowling or billiards 3. Being Outdoors
Aaron says: “My work ethic and consistency make me the best kicker in the country.  I always try to outwork everyone else.  Ironically, off the field I am always the guy trying to make everyone laugh!”
Chris Sailer says: “Aaron is a outstanding kicker.  A great looking athlete with a strong leg.  Very smooth and accurate off the ground.  Kickoffs are big time.  Also shows excellent punting potential. Aaron will challenge for the top combo prospect in the nation.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Has all the tools to be the very best.  Big time D1 prospect.”

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: CA
Position: Punter
Current National CSK Ranking: #6
Height: 6’4
Weight: 225
GPA: 3.3
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Texas A&M 2. Oklahoma 3. Florida State 4. Texas 5. USC
Hobbies: 1.Football 2. Longboarding 3. Reading
Matt says: “I am a very hard working and extremely dedicated punter. I’m obsessed with punting. I practice 5 to 6 days a week. I can kick the ball as high and as far as anyone I’ve ever seen. Off the field, I love to read and write!”
Chris Sailer says: “Matt is a tremendous punting prospect.  A big, tall, strong athlete.  He has as much natural talent as anyone in the country.  He hits a huge ball and has only scratched the surface of what he is capable of.  Matt has the tools to be the top high school punter in the nation.  Look for Matt to turn heads this summer.  Big time college prospect.”

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: TN
Position: Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #5
Height: 6’0
Weight: 220
GPA:
Top 5 College Choices: 1. USC 2. LSU 3. Miami 4. Tennessee 5. ASU
Hobbies: 1. Eat at good restaurants 2. Playing indoor soccer 3. Traveling
Rafael says: “I have more desire, dedication and determination than any other kicker / punter out there. I also am a very supportive teammate and always push others to be their best”
Chris Sailer says: “Rafael is an outstanding kicker.  He has a big leg and kicks with excellent consistency off the ground.  Field goals are perhaps the very best in the nation. His ball is pure and very true.  Kickoffs are also near the top of his class.  A great competitor who kicks well under pressure.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Big time prospect.”

 

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: OH
Position: Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: #4
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: #7
Height: 6’1
Weight: 200
GPA: 3.7
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Ohio State 2. Stanford 3. Indiana 4. Boston College 5. Tennessee
Hobbies: 1. Basketball 2. Golf 3. Listening to music
Mike says: “Everyone talks about their work ethic, but for me kicking and punting every day is not work because I love it. It is my life.  Also, a random fact about me is I won the 12 year old baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village home run derby, out of 300 kids from teams from around the nation.”
Chris Sailer says: “Michael is an extremely talented lefty kicker.  Has a strong leg and shows huge range on field goals.  Field goals are excellent off the ground and kickoffs are near the very top of his class.  His punting is also outstanding.  A sure fire top combo player in the nation for his class.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  A big time overall prospect.  Look for Mike to earn a scholarship in the near future.”

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: TX
Position: Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #10
Height: 5’11
Weight: 175
GPA: 4.04/3.3
Top 5 College Choices: 1. LSU 2. Missouri 3. Ohio State 4. TCU 5. USC
Hobbies: 1. Drawing 2. Playing sports 3. Hanging out with friends
Cameron says: “I have a strong powerful leg.  I am athletic, accurate and can perform in large crowds in the clutch.  Besides football, one thing about me is that I am a very abstract artist. One of my drawings last year won a national art contest.”
Chris Sailer says: “Cameron is an outstanding kicker.  He has a big leg and hits a great ball off the ground.  His best ball is as good as anyone in the nation.  Kickoffs are near the very top of his class.  He has outstanding potential and continues to improve each time we see him.  He has become a top national college prospect.  Look for Cameron to have a huge summer and pick up D1 offers.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Excellent prospect.”

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: TX
Position: Punter
Current National CSK Ranking: #2
Height: 6’3
Weight: 180
GPA: 3.2
Top 5 College Choices: 1. South Carolina 2. Clemson 3. Georgia 4. Ohio State 5. Texas
Hobbies: 1. Hanging out with friends 2. Kicking 3. Fishing
Corbin says: “My work ethic and the way I train make me the best punter in the nation. Also, most people do not know that I am a type 1 diabetic.”
Chris Sailer says: “Corbin is a phenomenal punting punting prospect.  He is big, tall, strong and athletic.  He has the ideal size and frame to be a dominating D1 punter.  Already hits a ball with excellent hang time and distance.  Corbin has as much potential as anyone in the nation.  Has all the tools to be the very best.  Look for Corbin to have a huge summer and land multiple offers.”

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: TX
Position: Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #3
Height: 5’9
Weight: 185
GPA: 3.86
Top 5 College Choices:
Hobbies:
Mick says:
Chris Sailer says: “Mick is an outstanding kicker.  He has one of the biggest legs in his class and kicks with great consistency off the ground.  Field goals are D1 ready right now.  He is also big on kickoffs.  Kicks very well under pressure.  A focused and mentally ready kicker.  Mick is a fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  He should have a huge spring and summer and pick up offers soon.  Excellent  D1 prospect. Offer Now!!!”

JK SCOTT

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: CO
Position: PUNTER / KICKER
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: #1
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: #7
Height: 6’5
Weight: 190
GPA: 3.3
Top 5 College Choices:
Hobbies: 1. Working Out 2. Water Skiing and Wakeboarding 3. Fishing
JK says: “I have such a strong passion for doing well in everything that I do and I am always trying to improve my skill.  My dedication to the sport shows in my workouts and in the weight room.  I am very knowledgable when it comes to training and staying healthy by eating right.  My physique helps:  I am a great athlete and my long legs as well as my explosive quick twitch muscle help me to generate a lot of force into the ball.  Hard work and desire leads to greater success.
Chris Sailer says: “JK is one of the most gifted natural punters that we have ever seen.  He has the size, strength, and talent to be a great college punter.  He reminds me a lot of former #1 High School Punter Bryan Anger as a young high school punter.  The sky is the limit.  Also a big time kicker.  JK is a phenomenal combo prospect.  OFFER NOW!!!”

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Graduating Class: 2014
State: IL
Position: Kicker
Current National CSK Rank: #12
Height: 6’1
Weight: 185
GPA: 4.3
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Stanford 2. USC 3. Harvard 4. Duke 5. Notre Dame
Hobbies: 1. Kicking 2. Golf 3. Piano/Guitar
Hayden says: “Plain and simple, my work ethic combined with my natural athletic abilities make me the best. I truly believe they are unmatched by anyone in the nation. I take all the necessary actions everyday in all aspects of life to become the best kicker in the nation. That is why I know I am the best. Also, I manage my time perfectly so I am never in over my head. From school work to social actions, I always know what has to be done and when it should be accomplished. This is why I am always in control of the various aspects of my life. It goes unnoticed because I go out about my business quietly, lead by example, and then let the results speak for themselves. ”
Chris Sailer says: “Hayden is an outstanding kicking prospect.  He has one of the strongest legs in his class and shows big time potential.  Hits a huge ball at times.  Kickoffs are his current strength.  Field goals are coming along nicely.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Has the potential to be one of the very best in this class.  Looking forward to a great year ahead.  He should have a big offseason and impress college coaches nation wide.”

How can you join this prestigious group?  Make the “Event Elite” May 4-5, 2013 in las Vegas at the 11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event.

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