Hometown: Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NMHeight / Weight: 5/9 / 180
High School: Legacy High School 2010 Class
Transfer from UCLA has indicated he plans to join the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments:
SEPT. 2011 UPDATE
Evaluations and Recommendations: :Player has one of the strongest if not strongest legs in the country as a redshirt freshmen. First game start in 2011 vs Houston with a tough start. Player has been indicating he is pressing and felt it his inconsistency is mental from pressing in previous recent conversations.
Evaluation: In short, evaluation shows he is off-line. It seems that this right leg kicker's kicking leg is not on-plain nor on-line through impact so he's coming across the ball or pushing it most likely, as a result of compensations to posture, balance and not being in position to be aggressive on the acceleration line.
Note: His plant foot has become shallower then last time he worked with Coach Assad as a Senior at Legacy High School in advance to his senior season.
NEW WORKOUT POST INJURY FILM DEMONSTRATING KICKING AND PUNTING. REFERENCE COACH ASSAD ABOUT THIS PLAYER THAT HAS 60 PLUS YARD FIELD GOALS, 81 YD. KICK OFF'S OVER 4.2 ABILITY AND 50 YD. / 5.0 SECOND PUNTING ABILITY.
VIDEO OF FIELD GOAL FRONT VIEW REDSHIRT FRESHMEN YEAR
1. Player should made adjustments to plant foot position adding more depth.
2. His shoulder line and angle to the ball. His posture and static activation of the core at the plant foot to create segmental stablelization of the plant leg and core together to enabling better leverage for speed and control of the kicking leg.
3. He also, has the kicking leg knee pre set at the plant to inside the target line to enable getting the kicking leg - "On-Plain".
Key Adjustments to the sequencing of his timing of the footwork, with delay to from the jab foot to the plant, creating greater balance, ability to enable segmental stabilization and with with the kicking leg stretching the hips on the backswing to create tension and greater range emotion to his leg action. This sequence creates speed on the down swing where the player allows the knee to drop under the body on-plain and focuses on speed of the upswing and finally, able to hold the finish posture on line to target - all this with much less to think about focusing on his tempo and target fixation. 55 yard field goals with ease and tremendous trajectory. When the player has his balance and has achieved segmental stablization at the plant foot and then he can control the kicking leg and line.
VIDEO ON-LINE FROM PRACTICE:
VIDEO OF FREE KICK THAT COUNTS FOR 3 POINTS IN A GAME BY KIP SMITH AT LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL 2009 SENIOR SEASON:
Has outstanding Kicking ability. Gets the ball up quick. Was among top standouts at CU Camp as a Junior and should be among nation's finest Seniors for the 2010 Class. Showcased 60 yard plus field goal ability in Boulder, CO.
UPDATED SEPT. 7 2009: Kicked a 67 yard field goal in game vs big rival Mountain Range High School. It was a free kick where he could use a tee. Selected to play in Underarmour All Star Game and committed to Minnesota. Denver Post Story<
ELITE RECRUITING PROSPECT 10
Signs Commitment UCLA
Named USA Today Prep 1st Team Kicker 2009 Fall Season
UPDATED 6/16/09: Has gained size and power.
Made good adjustments field goal alignment, leg action and position. Kick Off's 75 -80 yard plus 4.4's. Punting position and 5-5.29 - 55 & 60 yard plus bombs. Elite D1A Recruiting Prospect.
Updated June 22, 2009: Dominate performance in Boulder, CO with Paul Assad. Clocked at 5.29 - 55 plus yard punts, 4.4 - 80+ yard kick offs, 55 & 60 + yard field goals off the ground top of the uprights. Tremendous next level potential. Still developing set up - visits to Minnesota, Kansas State, Texas A & M, UCLA and others. Very strong intriguing player. Offer immediately.
PREP GAME VIDEO CLIPS
Date: Jun 30, 2009
Legacy kicker Kip Smith will take his strong leg to the Big 10.