UT got it’s twelfth commitment of the 2012 recruiting class when Knoxville West kicker George Bullock called Jim Chaney today and committed. Bullock’s only other main offer was from the Naval Academy.
UT has had a strong history of kickers including, but not limited to, Fuad Reveiz, John Beksvoort, Jeff Hall, and James Wilhoit. Since Wilhoit left it’s been up in the air. The jury is still out on Mike Palardy though.
Bullock’s best skill is his ability to put 86% of his kickoffs in the end-zone. That % includes onside kicks. For those who are accustomed to UT’s recent inability to force a touchback, that’s welcome news. It also helps perception wise to see that Derek Dooley and company are interested in local products.
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