NFL Draft Class:
High School Class: 2013
POSITION: K / P
HOMETOWN: , CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Union High School - Oregon
College: Cal - Oklahoma
Junior College: Laney College
NCAA Clearning House: 0809570216
NOV. SEASON UPDATES 2012 - COMMITS TO OKLAHOMA SOONERS
HAS 2/2 PROBABLE MEDICAL 3RD:
JED BARNETT, LANEY JR. COLLEGE: Assad Academy College Football Alumni Jed Barnett is having a great season. He averaged 45.8 on 5 punts with 2 inside the 10 yard line vs Chabot this week and kicked off as deep as -4 but all kicks off's were returned out of the end zone. Jed has great size and is formerly, a gigantic prep standout at Union High School just outside or Portland, OR. He attended Cal and learned behind NFL Draft Pick Bryan Anger for a year before transferring to Laney in nearby Oakland, CA. Jed has and has 3/3 after this season and being looked again by D1 programs like Washington State and more. Ask for a reference and contact on this player.
Was a top recruit out of high school. Attended Cal and sat behind NFL Draft Pick Bryan Anger for a year. He was injured and left the program and is the starting Punter and Kicker for Laney College in Oakland, CA. Doing a nice job Punting with great hang time boots.
High School Junior Year:
Class 3A State Semifinals
UNION 28, LAKES 7
If U win, U will follow U: The Tacoma Dome might not be big enough this weekend for Union's crowd. OK, obviously an exaggeration. However, the players and coaches did notice how many of their fans showed up for the semifinal win over Lakes, and they appreciated it. If that many people can get there for a Friday semifinal game, expectations are for an even bigger turnout for a Saturday afternoon game with a championship on the line.
A closer look at the art of the punt: Union junior Jed Barnett is an all-league kicker and one of the best punters in the region, as well. Friday night in the Dome, he put on a clinic.Not that it was surprising. He attends kicker/punter clinics often, specializing in the foot part of football since he was an eighth-grader.
It has paid off for the Titans, as Barnett, more often than not, has helped his team win the battle of field position.But just like anything associated with football, there is more than just one player shining on a particular play."I talk to a lot of kickers (and punters) I train with, and a lot of them don't have the long snapper like I do, they don't have a line like I do," Barnett said. "I really have a lot more time. I can really focus on my form and getting the ball off."But even when everything does not start perfectly, Barnett is capable of making a play. On Union's first punt Friday, the snap bounced once or twice on its way to Barnett --- the first bad snap of the season, according to the punter. Barnett did not panic, though. He got control of the ball and booted it away. It was not his best punt, but it was a low liner, and the Lakes returner fumbled the ball, leading to the first turnover of the game.Barnett had two more punts in the first quarter, both leading to Lakes possessions inside the 20-yard line. Then, with eight seconds left in first half, he boomed one with hang time and angled the ball to the sideline. It took a couple of bounces and went out of bounds with no time remaining for Lakes to try a play.Those three first-quarter punts came when Union's offense was struggling and the score was 0-0. The late second-quarter punt came with a 7-7 score. In other words, these were big punts.
At that point in the game, anything could have happened. With Barnett doing his job, it was more difficult for Lakes to capitalize."Knowing that a lot of guys are out there busting their butts, anything I can do to help really gets me pumped up," Barnett said.In the second half, Barnett had a net-punt of 41 yards when it was 14-7. And early in the fourth quarter he would have had his third punt inside the 20-yard line but a face-mask penalty on the coverage team brought the ball out to the 25-yard line.
As a kicker, he easily made 40-yard field goals in pre-game warm-ups, with room to spare. Midway through the fourth quarter, Union had a fourth-and-3 from the Lakes 27-yard line. It would have been a 44-yard attempt, but Union coaches decided to go for the first down. Quarterback Brandon Weller got it done, and running back Blake Russell eventually scored a touchdown on that drive to seal the game at 28-7."I told the coaches I could make it," Barnett said. "But I knew we could get (the first down). I'll take seven points over three any day."
"Jed Barnett, this shout-out is for you. The Union punter/kicker was tremendous in Friday's game. As most fans can understand, writing play-by-play details of punts in a game story is not real common. Many punters do their job in anonymity, in fact." - Columbian.com "
Comments on this Player by Paul Assad:
Personally Coached by Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting. Has excellent size and strength and technician. Should excel at the next level both punting and kicking. Has been training since 8th grade. Has demonstrated 55+ yard punt ability and 55+yard field goal and 70 yard kick off's in only his junior season. One of the best prospects to come along. Has trained with Pac Ten and Pro Players in group and can compete. Teams should offer immediately for this hard working, very intelligent, team oriented player with a big future.
UPDATE AFTER FALL 2009 SEASON:
D1 READY FOR OFFER
All Region Kicker
All Sate Punter
All League 1st Team Kicker
Special Teams MVP: 2007, 2008, 2009
All League 1st Team Academic All Conference Student Athlete
WIAA Distinguished Scholastic Award
UPDATE 5/30/09: Connecting 20-55 yarders off the ground high and straight looking solid with room to spare. Kick Off's 63-74 yards 3.94 looking like a starting Div. 1A Major Program Kicker and Kick Off man. Punt tomorrow.
* Scored a Goal in Soccer from own penalty box his junior season 80 yds approximately.
Punting Update 5/31/09: Solid 4.9 - 55+ yard booming punts. Made some key adjustment to footwork timing and ball release.
Update June 22, 2009: Dominating performances at National Underclassmen Competition, Univ. Oregon Camp, Colorado Camp and Stanford where he was clocked consistency in the high 3.88's over 4 sec. on kick off's into or back of the end zone, won the field goal competition at CU with 55 plus off the ground and punted 4.9's - 60 plus yards at the CU Camp.
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