It was announced today that punter Adam Korsak, a native of Melbourne, Australia accepted a scholarship offer to kick for Rutgers University, as the 14th member of the recruiting class of 2018. This announcement was made by Nathan Chapman of ProKick Australia. Chapman is a former Australian rules footballer who had a brief stint with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.
ProKick Australia focuses on training Australian youth to be able to prepare for kicking positions for colleges and ultimately the NFL. Their website boasts that they have had a lot of success in placing their charges in American colleges:
Prokick Australia has so far saved Australian families approx 9 million dollars in academic fees by placing students into US Colleges on FULL SCHOLARSHIPS.Our first class college course will develop most students into college ready punters.So far our program has successfully placed 50 punters into US Colleges and 95% of those have been on Full Scholarship.
Korshak’s commitment has also been reported by Sam Hellman of Scarlet Report. In his article, the newest Rutgers commit mentions that one of the factors that led him to the banks of the old Raritan was none other than fellow countryman and Rutgers punter Tim Gleeson.
The original announcement seems to be playing well at home in Melbourne, as this tweet shows:
Korsak is planning to enroll in January 2018, prior to National Signing Day in early February. This is becoming a common theme among the recruits in the incoming class, and could possibly become the “new norm” among this group of recruits.
Welcome to the Banks, Adam!