Kickoff Specialist on the Way
Greg Guttas (CREDIT: Serra High School)
Bay Area kicking phenom Greg Guttas is headed to Columbia this fall. News of his decision to commit is buried in this article in the Palo Alto Daily News. Just about all of his high school kickoffs have resulted in touchbacks, going about 70 yards apiece, (which is important because his high school conference kicks off from the 40), and many of them almost going through the opposing uprights!
Guttas is also a punter, known mostly for good hang time on his boots. I haven't been able to find out any details about his abilities as a field goal kicker, however.
This brings the number to 13 incoming freshmen that have publicly announced they're coming to Columbia to play football in 2009. At this point last year, we only knew about 5 such incoming freshmen, so we are way ahead of the game.