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Sunday, April 28, 2013
David hoping to kick it with Michigan

By Brad Bournival

The way Andrew David (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) sees it, everything is lining up perfectly.

A top-ranked kicker in the Class of 2015 -- he is ranked third in the nation by the renowned Chris Sailer -- the 5-foot-9, 175-pound David has interest from Cincinnati, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan and Pittsburgh. But when he talked this weekend, it was all Wolverines.

Michigan certainly knows who he is, as well, as he has been up to Ann Arbor a few times, and assistant Greg Mattison caught one of his games last season.

“I went up there three weeks ago, and it was awesome,” David said. “I've been up there a couple times when I was younger. I've grown up a Michigan fan. They'll have a senior kicking [Matt Wile] the same time I'm a senior, so it fits perfect.”

David, who also plays quarterback, might fit perfectly at Michigan as well. He already has kicked a 55-yard field goal and is hoping to stretch things out to 60 yards off a one-inch tee by the time he's a senior.

At the Sailer kicking competition in Las Vegas, David hit the aforementioned 55-yarder and just missed a 58-yarder.

Sailer knows what he's talking about in kickers as well, as he's produced such NFL talent as David Buehler, Nick Folk, Taylor Mehlhaff and Justin Tucker.

But David isn't just about football. A middle infielder and leadoff hitter for the Tigers, he has thought about playing two sports in college.

Michigan certainly hasn't backed away from the idea.

“The other thing for me is baseball,” David said. “I talked to the baseball coaches, as well. They said depending on how well I do in June [at Michigan's camp] something may happen there.

“The opportunity is there. It's just time management. Kyle Parker played quarterback and outfield for Clemson. They'll be able to manage around it to make it happen.”

David plans to attend Ohio State's kicking camp as well.