The Miami Hurricanes have quite the reputation for producing NFL players.
Although they haven’t produced nearly as many talented players in recent years as they did in the early 2000’s, they have a done a very good job of putting kickers and punters into the league.
Matt Bosher is the punter for the Atlanta Falcons and Pat O’Donnell was just drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 191st-overall pick in the sixth round of last month’s draft.
On Sunday, the Hurricanes added a kicker who they hope will eventually become an NFL player as well when 2-star kick Drew Galitz gave his pledge to the Hurricanes.
Miami recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll first let the world know there was a commitment and later Galitz announced that it was he who committed to the Hurricanes.
— Brennan Carroll (@brennanpcarroll) June 8, 2014
Just committed to THE University of Miami! #TheU
— Andrew Galitz (@drew_galitz14) June 8, 2014
The 5’11, 180-pound Galitz is from Rowlett, Texas and attends Rowlett High School. After an unofficial visit to the Texas Longhorns in April, he named the Longhorns as his leader. He was offered by the Hurricanes just over a week later. He took an unofficial visit to Miami over the weekend and decided it was the place for him.
Galitz is considered a 2-star prospect and is ranked as the country’s second-best kicker, the 278th-best prospect from the state of Texas and the 1,612th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Galitz becomes the 13th verbal commitment for the Hurricanes in the class of 2015.