Fort Collins Rocky Mountain kicker Alex Kinney has verbally committed to the Colorado Buffaloes. Kinney, one of the top special teams players in the state, is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation in punting by Chris Sailer (one of the preeminent kicking instructors in the country. With Darragh O'Neill entering his final season with the Buffaloes the Colorado coaching staff and special teams coach Toby Neinas have now found a fantastic replacement.
Position: Punter Measurables: 6-0/195 lbs. 40 Yard Dash: N/A High School: Rocky Mountain (Fort Collins, CO) H.S. High School Rankings: - Rivals: No rating - 247Sports: No rating - Scout: No profile - ESPN: No rating
Other Schools of Interest (High school):Colorado State, Nebraska
Status: Signed with Colorado
Notes: From Rivals ($): "First of all [Kinney] is a combo player. He has the ability to do both at a very high level. I think that punting is currently actually his strength. He shows just tremendous potential at the punting position. He's actually currently ranked No. 3 [in punting] in the country with us and to be honest with you he could easily be ranked No. 1. There's a very slight difference between him and the top two guys. Overall, he's by far a top national prospect at the punting position. He has a huge ceiling; he has a huge potential and ability. Colorado definitely got one of the best punting prospects in the country," Sailer said.