Cincinnati kicker Jake Seibert announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he has committed to Ohio State.
Seibert chose the Buckeyes over Michigan State and UCLA. He is rated as the top kicker in the class of 2020 by ChrisSailerKicking.com, which gave him a five-star rating, equaling a projected Division I kicker.
Seibert visited Ohio State on March 23 during the Buckeyes' Student Appreciation Day event, and he received his Ohio State offer May 20.
The Seibert File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-1, 190 lbs.
- Pos: K
- School: La Salle High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Composite Rating: N/A
- Composite Rank: N/A
"Jake is a special kicking talent," Seibert's review on the site reads. "He is an amazing athlete with a big time leg and natural ability. He hits a great ball off the ground on field goal. He has 60+ yard range and gets excellent lift on his ball. His kickoffs are D1 ready right now. Jake drives the ball deep into the end zone with 4.0+ hang time. He is a competitor that thrives under pressure. The sky is the limit here."
As a junior at La Salle, Seibert hit all six of his field goal attempts, knocked 29-of-37 kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks and went 23-of-24 on extra-point attempts.
His commitment gives Ohio State its kicker for the 2020 class, and he is expected to grayshirt, which means he will pay his semester through his first semester before getting on scholarship. The Buckeyes have just one kicker currently on scholarship – junior Blake Haubeil.