Today, our Profiles in Terpage series continues. Meet the kickers who look to give Brad Craddock a run for his money when fall camp starts. The Lou Groza semi-finalist won't go down without a fight, but the team has some quality depth behind him.
Adam Greene, Fr., (RS), K, #3
Brendan Magistro, Soph., (RS), K, #12
Height: 5'11"; 5'10"
Weight: 185; 180
Twitter: None that I could fin
Greene: Redshirted last season.
Magistro: Kicked in two games in 2012, going 1/1 on field goals, and 3/3 on PATs. Magistro redshirted last season.
High School Stats (Senior Year):
Greene: Set a Maryland state record 27 field goals (long of 55 yards), 85% of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.
Magistro: Went 6/7 on field goal attempts (long of 47), and went 7/9 on PATs
Recruiting ratings: Two-star, 31st-best kicker in the nation, 61st-best player in Maryland; unranked
High School: Broadneck (Annapolis); CM Wright (Bel Air)
Hometown: Arnold, MD; Forest Hill, MD
Major: Appears to be undeclared; pre-med
How'd He Get to College Park?
Adam Greene was a four-year starter for Broadneck, setting quite a few records along the way. Greene exhibited tremendous accuracy, converting a state record 27 field goals while kicking from the turf. Accuracy is nothing without range, but Greene has that covered to -- he has a cannon for a right foot. As a junior, Greene converted a 55-yarder and a 50-yarder (he's currently the county record holder) and an astonishing 85% of his kickoffs went for touchbacks. In addition to setting records, Greene received the 2012 Wendy's High School Heisman Award for the State of Maryland, was a two time Maryland All-State First Team Consensus Placekicker, and was a team captain for his senior season. To go along with his on-field exploits, Greene maintained a 4.5 GPA and graduated third in his high school class. He committed to Maryland on November 20, 2012, over interest from Navy, Ohio, and Wake Forest.
Profiling the entire team
Brendan Magistro was the starting placekicker for C.M. Wright in his senior season. He also played soccer and lacrosse in high school, and was recruited by Virginia Tech, Franklin & Marshall, and Wagner. During his senior season, Magistro converted 6/7 field goal attempts, hitting a long of 47 yards. He was honored as a first team all-county kicker, and played in the Maryland Crab Bowl and UCBAC All-Star game. Magistro graduated from C.M. Wright with a 3.91 GPA, and he was also a member of the Spanish National Honors Society.
Magistro saw action in the 2012 season against Boston College and Georgia Tech. He's batting a thousand so far, hitting is only field goal attempt, and converting 3 PATs. He redshirted in 2013.
Greene: Committing to Maryland, and graduating 3rd in his high school class
Magistro: Hitting a 28 yard field goal against Boston College
Winning the starting job from Brad Craddock
Randy Edsall praised Greene's progress throughout the spring. His accuracy has improved as his technique has evolved. "I definitely think i made a lot of progress this spring," said Greene after the spring game. He made a 35 yard field goal for the White team, and also made several extra points. Greene currently sits second on the depth chart behind Brad Craddock, and he plans to push the Aussie for the starting job in August.
In 2012, Nick Ferrara's injury and Brad Craddock's inconsistencies pressed Magistro into service after starting the year third on the depth chart. Magistro finds himself in a similar position entering the 2014 season. Although his chances of seeing action appear substantially less than in 2012, Magistro will push Greene and Craddock, making all three even better.
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