A quiet Tuesday afternoon got loud real quick when Punter Zach Feagles committed to the University of Miami
BOOM! #sqUad17 just knocked another one outta the park! Def changing FIELD POSITION and MOMENTUM with this dude! pic.twitter.com/kSD8sfQQJ7— Todd Hartley (@coach_thartley) June 28, 2016
THE BLOCK IS HOT— Jorge Baez (@Coach_Baez) June 28, 2016
WE JUST GOT BETTER, #Canes#WELCOME2THE_#SQ_AD17 pic.twitter.com/RhF5a073xG
Miami adds 2017 punter Zach Feagles to its class. The son of #Canes great Jeff Feagles just committed #Canes— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) June 28, 2016
If you're thinking "punter" and "Feagles" sounds familiar, it should. Zach's dad is Canes alum and 22-year NFL veteran punter Jeff Feagles. The elder Feagles was the punter on the Miami Hurricanes 1987 National Championship team. And, I mean, a 22 year NFL career is pretty decent.
Back to Zach, he's a very good prospect with a big leg. Ranked as the #7 punter in this class by Kohl's Kicking, Zach is a punting specialist. He is one of the rare kicker prospects who does not pull double duty and exclusively punts. When he attended the Mark Richt Football Camp earlier this summer, Zach Feagles averaged 42 yards per punt. For comparison, that is the same yardage his father averaged in his NFL career, and would have put him in the top 50 in CFB punters last season.
Feagles' commitment is big for Miami. With punter Justin Vogel graduating after the 2016 season, it's great to get the next punter locked up early. A native of New Jersey, Zach picked Miami over Rutgers. You can see some of his punting highlights below: