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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cincinnati Bearcats Kicker, Punter & Snapper News 2014

March 31st  - kicker Andrew Gantz
"It would appear that Andrew Gantz is going to unseat Tony Miliano as the field goal kicker. At this point in his career Gantz might not have the raw power than Miliano has, but he has been more consistent this spring." - Down the Drive

January 26th - punter Michael Farkas commits
"While taking an unofficial recruiting visit to the University of Cincinnati, the first-team all-state punter/kicker received a scholarship offer to be part of the Bearcats’ football program. 'I committed on the spot,' Farkas said in a phone interview while on his way back to his hometown, which was subject to a winter weather advisory. 'I really like the coaches down there. It kind of felt like home.' National signing day is Feb. 5th. Farkas said he’ll enroll at UC in June with a chance to win the starting punter’s job in August training camp. Miami (Fla.), Kentucky, Memphis, Maryland, Penn State and Connecticut were also in the mix for Farkas, a 6-foot-4, 180-pounder who won’t continue place-kicking in college." - South Bend Tribune

January 26th - long snapper Tyler Hill commits
“It’s a preferred walk-on opportunity, with the chance to earn a scholarship when one comes available.' Hill, a senior at St. Joseph Collegiate, was a “do-it-all” type of player for his high school squad. 'I played tight end, quarterback, fullback, offensive line, defensive line, and linebacker,' Hill said. 'I would play whatever position my coach needed me to play that week.' Hill was pursued by various east-coast schools, but his weekend visit to Cincinnati sealed the deal for him. 'Old Dominion, Maryland and Maine were all in consideration. I felt Cincinnati was the best fit for me after talking things over with my parents and snapping coach, Adam Tanalski.' With just one long snapper on the roster in junior Kirk Willis, Hill will have the opportunity to compete for a starting job right when he gets on campus." - Bearcat Journal

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