Winter Springs punter is Bulls' 8th commitment
Winter Springs punter Justin Brockhaus-Kann got the letter he'd been hoping for in Wednesday's mail, and that was all he needed to call USF coach Jim Leavitt with his response: "I want to be a Bull."
As USF works to address special-teams concerns this season, Brockhaus-Kann will arrive next year, having accepted Leavitt's scholarship offer as the eighth verbal commitment in USF's 2008 class. He's 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, having started the last two years on Winter Springs' offensive line and moved this fall to tight end. He averaged 41.0 yards on 38 punts as a junior, and in his only punt in Winter Springs' 49-13 win against Wekiva on Friday went for 51.
Brockhaus-Kann said he knew USF was his top choice after visiting campus this summer for the 7-on-7 Sling-n-Shoot passing camp, then the invitation-only Senior Showcase. "There's more of a family-like atmosphere there," he said. His father, Jeff Brockhaus, was a teammate of Leavitt's for one season at Missouri in the 1970s, and he went on to kick in the USFL and for one season with the San Francisco 49ers.
He's trained with coach Mike McCabe of One on One Kicking, who said Brockhaus-Kann is one of the top five high school punters in the country. "There's no question," said McCabe, and once he gets down to a target weight of 220 pounds, "he'll murder the ball."
You can check out Brockhaus-Kann's page at Kicking.com, complete with a highlight video.