Maryland is adding competition at the kicker position.
Jonathan Doerer, a kicker from South Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte N.C.), announced his commitment to the Terrapins via Twitter on Friday afternoon.
— Jonathan Doerer (@JDoerer_11) July 29, 2016
Doerer is not rated by 247Sports, but that shouldn’t worry Maryland fans. Kohl’s, a national camp for kickers, rated Doerer as a 5-star kicker and the fifth-best player in their database.
Here is what they had to say about the Terrapin’s newest commit.
“Doerer hit an 86 yard 4.4 KO in May of 2016 at our Southern Showcase. He may have had a 10 mph tailwind at most. His FG consistency has improved since the last time we saw him. His athletic ability is rare and he should get multiple D1 offers due to the specialness of his leg strength. Doerer can punt but his kicking is currently ahead of his punting. Doerer made 9 of 10 charted FG in May of 2016 and is ready to have a big summer in 2016.”
He is the 12th commitment for Maryland in the Class of 2017.