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The No. 1-rated kicker in the class of 2014, with family ties to Roanoke, picked UVa after visiting Texas A&M.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Gary Wunderlich, rated the No. 1 kicker in the football recruiting class of 2014, said Monday that he has made an oral commitment to Virginia’s football program
Wunderlich, whose mother grew up in Roanoke, made his decision after making a visit to Texas A&M this weekend. He earlier had eliminated Stanford and Vanderbilt, according to his grandfather, Bobby Smith.
Wunderlich, a junior at Memphis University School, was rated the nation’s No. 1 combination kicker after attending Kohl’s Professional Camps.
Wunderlich (6-0, 180 pounds) converted eight of 16 field goals as a junior, when he punted for a 41.4-yard average and had 60 kickoffs that resulted in touchbacks.
He was 6-for-7 on field goals under 40 yards, converting a 38-yarder finals seconds that lifted his team to victory in the state semifinals.
Wunderlich’s mother, the former Jennifer Smith, was the captain of the Patrick Henry girls’ tennis team in Roanoke.
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