The football circle of life continues. Griffin Oakes exits, and another kicker pops up to take his place. His name is Charles Campbell and it seems like he might be able to fill Oakes’ shoes.
Campbell is a 3-star recruit and an Army All-American (oohs and aahs galore), so it’s probably safe to assume that he was good at putting the ball through the uprights in high school right? Ehh...maybe.
Chuck was pretty much money on PATs as a senior, hitting 35 of 38. His field goal track record is a little more interesting. As a senior, he hit 6 of 13 attempts. For his high school career, he made 23 of 38 field goals. The problem with this is that I have no idea what the distance was on any of these field goals because you can only get so much information on a high school kicker from MaxPreps. His career long is 50 yards, which MaxPreps was nice enough to list.
The 5’8”, 175-pound recruit also handled kickoffs for the University School of Jackson, and he handled them well. He holds a career average of 57.5 yards per kickoff and 57 touchbacks on 228 attempts with a long kick of 60 yards. Safe to say that Chuck can boot it in my opinion. He apparently punted too in high school, but it’s probably safe to say that Haydon Whitehead has that part of the game locked down in Bloomington.
Also, kickers are people too! This means that there are, in fact, kicker highlights. You can watch them here: