Skyler Southam, a 6-foot, 185-pound kicker prospect out of Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah, has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Southam committed to the Cougars way back in June of 2014 and didn't waiver on the Cougars since that time.
Southam is a three-star prospect with a 247Sports Composite rating of 84.58. That rating makes him the sixteenth ranked high school prospect out of the state of Utah and the third ranked kicker in the country. Because Southam committed to the Cougars early on in his recruiting process, he didn't receive any offers from any other schools. He did receive an invite and played in U.S. All-American Bowl, the premier high school All-American game in the country.
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Southam set several state records during his high school career at Wasatch, including the records for both single season and career field goals made. Southam made 20 field goals and 33 PATs for a total of 93 points during his senior season. His career long field goal is 53 yards and he hit 70 percent of the field goals he attempted in his high school career. Southam also handled punting and kickoff duties for Wasatch.
Southam is a versatile kicking prospect with the skills to handle all three kicking disciplines. While Southam is being recruited by the Cougars primarily for his ability to kick field goals, his good mechanics, powerful leg, and consistency will put him in a position to be the kickoff specialists at BYU as well. He also has good hang time (4.7+ seconds) on his punts, which makes him an option for the Cougars at punter if needed.
Southam will serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile prior to enrolling at BYU. Expect Southam to compete for the starting kicker position as soon as he returns from his mission.
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