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Profiles in Terpage: Nick Rubinowicz

With Nate Renfro's departure, the true freshman looks to lock down the open punting position this fall for the Terps.

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Nick Rubinowicz, Freshman, Punter


Height: 6'3"

Weight: 210

Collegiate stats: N/A

High school: American Heritage School (Delray Beach, FL)

High school stats (Senior Year): 41 punts, 44.3 yards per punt, 65 yards longest punt, made 69 out of 73 extra point attempts, made 2 of 4 field goal attempts.

Composite recruiting rating: Two stars (0.7619). No. 17 punter, No. 403 recruit in Florida, via 247Sports.

Who Maryland beat: Cal, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Princeton (scholarship)

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Rubinowicz was visited by Coach Edsall back in January, at which point he accepted a scholarship offer from Edsall almost immediately. He explained his decision by saying:

"Coach Edsall came to my school, and we had a really good convo. I felt good about it, and didn't need to think about it too much. I made my decision a couple hours later."

Princeton was the only other school to offer Rubinowicz a scholarship, with Cal, Virginia Tech and Pitt offering him a walk-on roster spot.

During his senior year of high school, the 6'3" lefty was named first team All-State. He also earned a 4.5-star rating as a punter and kicker via Kohl's Kicking and was an AP scholar.

Career Highlight:

None so far in College Park. Was named first team All-State in Florida and chosen for the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game.

Dream Season:

He beats out walk-ons Lee Shrader and Nick Pritchard for the starting job and improves the Terrapins' average yards per punt, where they ranked 80th out of 128 FBS schools last season (40.5 yards per punt).

2015 Prospectus:

Nate Renfro left something to be desired at times last season, but after graduating from Maryland and landing at Tennessee for his final year of eligibility, there will be a new punter for the Terps this fall. Whether that is Shrader, Pritchard, or Rubinowicz is yet to be seen, but Rubinowicz seems to be the favorite going into camp. He trains with Patriots kicker Ryan Allen and Bears kicker Pat O'Donnell which should give him a leg up on his competition (I had to). Look for him to be number one on the depth chart come Sept. 5.

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