Buoyed by strong performances at a number of kicking camps over the summer, Mitchell place kicker and punter Codi Folsom has seen a noticeable increase in his recruiting stock.
Though the junior has yet to receive an offer, a number of major D-I schools have shown considerable interest, including North Carolina, Nebraska, Florida, Miami and LSU.
Folsom will be an invited guest at Sun Life Stadium for Miami’s game with in-state rival Florida State on October 9. LSU has kept in touch the most, sending Folsom 12 letters throughout the recruiting process.
Still early, Folsom said he doesn’t have a favorite right now.
“I always thought that if somebody is willing to pay for my education, it would be an honor to play for that school,” he said.
During the summer, Folsom attended the Big Foot Kicking Camp in Tallahassee, a National Kicking Service camp at Stetson, USF’s kicking camp, a couple Kohl’s Kicking Camps in Gainesville and was invited to the IMG Madden Football Academy.
“I felt like I was gone every weekend this summer,” Folsom said.
Folsom’s biggest asset is his consistency, both as a punter and a place kicker. Last season, he averaged 42.1 yards a punt for Mitchell, was 31-for-33 on extra point attempts and made field goals of 40, 39, 35 and 32 yards.
Folsom said his career long field goal is a 53-yarder in practice and that he can hit from 50 yards in a game if given the opportunity.