Miami’s need for improvement at the punter position has been much discussed over the last 2 years. The Canes made a move to improve the state of special teams by getting City College of San Francisco P Louis Hedley to commit to Miami on Sunday night.
I’ve been offered a full scholarship and have committed to the University of Miami. @ProkickAus @JohnnyPKA @coach_thartley @MarkRicht @67outlaw @coachjimcollins @CoachBlakeCCSF @CanesFootball pic.twitter.com/kbgejdRsy2— Louis Hedley (@LouisHedley1) November 4, 2018
A native of Mandurah, Australia, Hedley is a big dude for a punter at 6’4” 215lbs. Over the course of the last decade or so, Australian punters have littered college football, and been some of the best players at this oft-overlooked position. Hedley, who will be on scholarship not walk-on at Miami, could fit the bill for the Canes.
Not only is Hedley a big dude, he’s tatted up. Not like on barbed wire armband, either. Dude is a walking canvas. See for yourself.
Miami’s new punter commit pic.twitter.com/UfwAa71wdP— Andrew Ferrelli (@Andrew_Ferrelli) November 4, 2018
On the field, Hedley is doing well for CCSF. He’s averaging 38.6 yards per punt on the year, a number that would be an immediate upgrade for Miami, and that’s before any future development or player progression.
This commitment answers the question of who TE coach/ST coordinator Todd Hartley went to California to see a couple weeks ago. And, it is a proactive move to upgrade a position on the Miami team that is clearly underperforming, and has for multiple years now.
You can see Hedley kick a ball in the videos below: