Offering a football scholarship to a specialist can be a daunting task for many college coaches. They have the constant problem of deciding who brings the most value into the program. Most college programs want to have separate players covering the kicking and punting duties. It is thought that the different leg swings would affect a player's performance if he were asked to handle both. It is also common for coaches to be looking to avoid the increased risk of injury due to the overuse that can occur when one player is starting in both disciplines.
College coaches are looking more for versatile specialists who can both kick and punt, and the 2014 class offers plenty of top options.