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I'm curious why Johnny Townsend is only a 2 star recruit. It seems widely considered that he is one of the top, if not THE top, punters in America. Yet he receives a low grade simply for being a punter. If he were an OL and were considered that high, he would be a five star. Yet he's a two star for being one of the best at a less desirable position?
I'd like to understand the logic. If a punter is worth spending a scholarship on and he's one of the best, should he not receive a ranking based on that aptitude?
Could someone please explain the logic.
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Tressel showed us for many years, the importance of a quality punter!
I agree with you. If anything we know from first hand experience how having a good punter can win a game for you. Remember the title game in 02 when Andy was booming 50 yarders all game long keeping the field from being flipped on us when the offense was struggling? Groom was a HUGE factor.
A bad punter can kill you too. Field position is so crucial in a close game that I don't see how you cannot rank a punter low for being a punter.
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The recruiting sites may do a decent job of identifying the top kickers but I doubt the recruiting sites know anything about kickers or punters or (how to evaluate them)..The lack of time on the field is generally the biggest detriment to kickers and punters perceived value to recruiting sites..I doubt the recruiting sites consider a punter a difference maker as oppsed to a QB,RB etc..Recruiting sites do not care about kicking specialist
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Please don't ask difficult questions for the 247 guy's. They can't even keep their stories straight on why they rank Shane Morris so high.
Good original Q there Playmea
I could be wrong, but I believe he miserably shanked two punts in the Army AA Game. Felt bad for the kid, but I may be wrong.
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