Alabama has had difficulty at kicker for a while. That may change soon.
Crimson Tide commit Brandon Ruiz, a 3-star prospect from Gilbert, Arizona, hit a 58-yard field goal during Williams Field’s 41-14 playoff win over Marana. The kick was a school record, according to Ruiz’s father, Fernando.
Fernando also captured the whole thing on video.
Brandon Ruiz, Army All American and Alabama commit makes 58 yard field goal, WF school record?? pic.twitter.com/Wgu9POyxYJ
— Fernando Ruiz (@fernandocruiz) November 11, 2016
The Crimson Tide fan base is pretty polarized when it comes to Alabama’s kicking situation. Ruiz’s kick, however, is something all Alabama fans can agree to be excited about.
Ruiz is ranked as the No. 2 kicker in the country for the class of 2017. He committed to Alabama in June. He also has offers from Arizona, Iowa State, Oregon State and Tennessee, among others.
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