Georgia doubled the size of its 2018 recruiting class on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs got back to 2 commitments after a decision shared shortly after G-Day by Norcross kicker/punter Jake Camarda.
The nation’s No. 1 kicker for 2018, per the 247Sports composite, also rates as the nation’s No. 1 punter for 2018, per KohlskKicking.com.
Kirby Smart offered Camarda earlier this year. It seemed like a strong possibility he would eventually choose UGA. That finally came to fruition after the Bulldogs lost a commitment earlier in the day from 4-star OLB Adam Anderson.
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— Jake Camarda (@jakecamarda) April 22, 2017
Kohl’s Kicking offers up the following summation of Camarda’s ability. That service is one of the nation’s leading scouting voices, with kickers, punters and snappers being their specialty.
“Camarda had a dominant performance at the 2017 Underclassman Challenge. He is impressive in his refinement and his ability. He can directional punt with power and has great confidence in his punting mechanics. One of the most impressive punters we have seen at the high school level. He is ready to start at a Power 5 school right now.
“He has Division 1 ability in his field goals and kickoffs as well, [and] cleaning up contact will help him maximize his leg speed and power. His leg is flat out superior to most kids in his class. Camarda attended the 2016 NSC in Wisconsin. Once again Jake showed why he is the No. 1 punter in the nation for the 2018 class with an average of 55-plus yards from the charting portions of camp.
“His leg speed up and through the football is unmatched in his class.”
Camarda is only seen as a 2-star recruit on the 247Sports composite.