OSU To Get Another Kicker
The crowd at kicker for Ohio State will reportedly get even more crowded in the fall as a kicker/punter from suburban Columbus is set to walk on to the team.
Jonathan Skeete was a Division I first-team, all-Ohio kicker for Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln in his first season of football last year, but did not receive much attention during the recruiting season.
The 5-10, 170-pound Skeete reportedly earned an academic scholarship to Northwestern and was to have tried to walk on with the Wildcats. But BuckeyeSports.com has learned that he will now try to join the Buckeyes when they open fall camp in August.
Skeete had 13 field goals in 2003 and routinely boomed kickoffs out of the back of the end zone. He also averaged 38 yards per punt.
Mike Nugent returns to OSU for his senior season this year in charge of the placekicking duties. Starting in 2005, however, the kicker position will be wide open.
The punting chores for '04 are already wide open with a spring battle between A.J. Trapasso, Kyle Turano and Josh Huston set to renew in fall camp.