Camden Price was the steadying force for a subpar kicking game in 2019 for the Miami Hurricanes.
Filling in for a demoted Bubba Baxa, Price made 6-of-7 field goals and was 18-for-18 on extra points while appearing in six games.
In comparison, Baxa and redshirt junior Turner Davidson combined to go 6-for-13 on field goals during the 2019 season.
With FIU transfer Jose Borregales penciled in as Miami’s starting kicker for 2020, where does that leave Price?
Price gives Manny Diaz an experienced backup who has shown the ability to consistently make kicks from 35 yards and in.
Price’s longest made field goal in 2019 was just 32 yards, highlighting the need for Borregales, who has a stronger leg. Borregales has made four 50+ yard kicks in his FIU career and will likely handle kickoffs for the Hurricanes as well in 2020.
Should Borregales struggle with accuracy this season, Price could be used for shorter field goals. Price was a perfect 6-for-6 on kicks inside 35 yards in 2019 with his lone miss coming on a 37-yard attempt against Florida State, a game he made two other field goals in.
Price was a walk-on during the 2019 season but was one of five players awarded a scholarship in March.
How much Price participates in 2020 will largely depend on Borregales’ accuracy on field goals.
Having Price as an experienced backup who can make close-range kicks is nothing but a positive for Diaz and the Hurricanes.