The nation’s top-rated kicker Quinn Nordin committed to Michigan over USC on Signing Day despite a late push from special teams coordinator John Baxter.
Rockford kicker Quinn Nordin opted to sign with Michgian on Signing Day, picking the Wolverines over USC despite John Baxter’s attempts to bring him along to Los Angeles.
The Trojans brought Nordin west for his final official visit this past weekend, but his Michigan leans appear to have won out.
Nordin boasts the ability to hit a 65-yard field goal off the ground in a normal hold position. That big leg is evident in his range on kick offs.
He is ranked as the No. 1 kicker in the class by every major recruiting service except for ESPN which rates him No. 9. Scout also ranks him as a four-star recruit with the other services assigning him three stars.
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When USC brought in Baxter as the new special teams coordinator it opened up the door for the Trojans to pursue Nordin, who was recruited to Michigan by Baxter. Unfortunately, the former Penn State commit and Michigan-native decided to stay home.
Nordin certainly stands out as a better kicking prospect than USC has brought in in recent years, though the Trojans recently secured the commitment of Temecula kicker Michael Brown as a blueshirt for this class as well as last year’s blueshirt kicker Matt Boermeester last year.
With Nordin out of the picture it will be up to Boermeester and Brown to battle walk-on kicker Alex Wood for the starting job.