In this installment of the Recruit Notebook, we meet a Special Teamer who is already a viral sensation in the world of college football: JUCO P Louis Hedley.
With the struggles of now-transferred punter Zach Feagles and fellow punter Jack Spicer, Miami went looking for an upgrade at this position. After some quick contact, former TE coach/ST coordinator Todd Hartley flew out to California and offered a then-unknown player: Louis Hedley.
A native Australian, Hedley is the latest player from the Continent/Country to come stateside to play American Football. At 25 years old, Hedley is older than your normal recruit, but a bit younger than most Australian punters that have been around the CFB world recently.
Hedley was noticed while punting for City College of San Francisco, and that’s what caught Miami’s eye. The other thing that catches everyone’s eye about Hedley is the fact that he’s MASSIVE for a punter at 6’4” 245lbs and he’s tatted. EVERYWHERE.
Obviously, the visual intimidation of Hedley won’t make the ball travel far off his foot, but hopefully he continues to transition into the game of American Football and raises his performance higher and higher.
On the 247sports composite, Hedley is a 3-star prospect, the #1 JUCO punter nationally in this class, #52 JUCO prospect in the State of California (where he played his JUCO ball), and #232 JUCO recruit overall.
Hedley’s only listed offer was from Miami.
As a Player
Hedley is new to American Football, but he’s huge and has already shown a big leg. While he only averaged 38.6 yards per punt, his long was 59. So, there’s room for improvement, but he is continuing to work at his craft, as evidenced by the video below:
- Built (an absolute UNIT)
- Versatility (able to kick both standard and rugby style)
- Consistency of technique
Miami’s punting was so bad in 2018 that Zach Feagles elected to leave the program as opposed to stay and fight for his job. If that isn’t telling about the situation, then I don’t know what is.
Chances for a redshirt: 0/10
Miami brought Hedley in to take over the punting duties for the Canes, and he’ll do just that.
That’s it for this installment of the Recruit Notebook.