Miami needed a punter, so why not recruit the son of a Hurricanes great?
That’s Zach Feagles, whose father, Jeff, was the most decorated field-flipper in UM history.
Here’s more about him:
Size: 6-2, 210
School: Ridgewood (N.J.)
Stats: 6.7 yards per carry and 18 rushing touchdowns as a senior; 11 touchdowns as a junior despite missing three games (USA Today)
Stars: Three (ESPN), two (247)
Rank: No. 6 nationally by Kohl’s Kicking … No. 3 (247). No. 8 kicker (ESPN), N/A (Rivals)
Projection: Starting punter. That’s why they put him on scholarship, right? Feagles has the leg strength and bloodlines to be a good one. No reason he can’t come in and take the spot vacated by All-ACC standout Justin Vogel.
Fun facts: Son of former Hurricane and 22-year NFL veteran Jeff Feagles, the most decorated punter in UM history and the only punter in the school’s sports hall of fame … Under Armour All-American … Also played fullback in high school … Wore No. 18 … Recruited by Rutgers and North Carolina.
On tape: Kohl’s highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eozi2p5s1HU … Under Armour highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se78E-E1INs … Hudl page: http://www.hudl.com/profile/4370918/zach-feagles