Oregon earns commitment from top-ranked punter in 2024 class
Oregon has landed a commitment from Nampa (Ida.) Skyview punter Tyler Kinsman.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Kinsman is a kicking prospect out of the 2024 class. He can punt and handle field goals. It’s not immediately clear if Kinsman is joining the program as PWO or a scholarship player, but he’s rated by Chris Sailer Kicking as the top punter in his class.
#AGTG I’m beyond blessed to announce that I have committed to The University of Oregon! @oregonfootball has shown so much love and has made this decision easy for me. There’s nowhere like Oregon! Thank you to my parents, coaches, friends, and mentors for carrying me through this… pic.twitter.com/MBWt7Xaw1r
— Tyler Kinsman (@Kinsman_Kicker) November 16, 2023
Kinsman will have an uphill battle to make an impact in the punting game as a freshman next season. Ross James figures to be back, and he has become one of the Pac-12’s most reliable punters this year. Because Oregon hasn’t needed him much — 20 punts in 10 games — he doesn’t qualify for any league leaderboards, but if he did, he’d lead the league with a 49.8 yards-per-punt average.
Kinsman could battle for the kicking job, though. Camden Lewis is playing out his senior season.
His profile on Chris Sailer Kicking says Kinsman can handle kickoffs and displays accuracy from more than 55 yards out on field goals. He’s credited with 33 touchbacks on 51 kickoffs this fall for Skyview. He’s 31-for-34 on point-after attempts and 1-for-2 on field goals.