June 21, 2014
Louisiana Punter Verbally Commits to UAB
Blazer Sports Report has learned that Ivy Wall, a punter from Oak Forest Academy in Amite City, Louisiana, has verbally committed to the Blazer football team for 2015.
Wall was on the UAB campus Tuesday to attend the One on One Kicking camp of Coach Mike McCabe. The high school player talked with Head Coach Bill Clark and Player Development Coach Heath Thomas at that time. The verbal offer came on Thursday, and Wall verbally committed the same day.
"I think UAB is on the verge of moving forward," Wall told Blazer Sports Report. "I like the way things are going."
The kicking camp was Wall's third visit to the UAB campus. He came last season for the Blazers' Junior Day. He made an unofficial visit last month, where he got a chance to see the upgrades the university has been making in the weight room and planned improvements in the football building.
But it was his experience at the kicking camp that made a difference, where he got a chance to work with Coach McCabe - a punting specialist. McCabe considers Wall the best punting prospect that he's seen all year. "He's got a great leg and very good technique," McCabe said. "He's definitely got a Division One leg."
Wall was also impressed with Coach Heath Thomas, who was a collegiate punter with the Alabama Crimson Tide. "I like the fact that they have a coach who focuses on punting," Wall said. "Most schools just have a special teams coach, and you're pretty much on your own as far as learning to get better."
Wall plans to continue working with McCabe during his senior year so that he can improve his distance on punts. Until then, he's looking forward to being a Blazer and enrolling at UAB.
Wall currently says he will likely enroll in a general studies program. His ultimate goal is to get into coaching too.
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