Name: Sterling Hofrichter
Hometown: Varico, Fla.
High School: Armwood
2014 Stats: Hofrichter connected on eight field goals and 61 PATs as a senior at Armwood, while also averaging 40.1 yards per punt.
2015 Projections: It's unlikely Hofrichter sees the field much this season, unless something goes wrong with kicker Cole Murphy or Heisman hopeful punter Riley Dixon.
How'd He Get Here: Hofrichter was offered a scholarship after Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer watched him hit back-to-back 55 yard field goals at a practice in December of 2013.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Three stars from Rivals, two from 247.
Money Quote: On his ability to kick, punt and handle kickoffs, via the Daily Orange:
'I really believe I can do all three. I've been doing all three through my whole high school career so hopefully I can have a chance to do all three and start."
Links Of Wonder: Some reading on Hofrichter, and his versatility.
Tweets Of Wonder: Looks like a (presumably friendly) rivalry could brew between Hofrichter and Class of 2016 commits Rex Culpepper and Scoop Bradshaw.
So now I have to be teammates with 2 Plant players! This is gonna be tough lol— Sterling Hofrichter (@shofrichter10) June 13, 2015
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: From the Daily Orange:
"I think people forget that Sterling Hofrichter is a very, very good punter. And I think a lot's been said about his placekicking ability obviously. But Riley Dixon is done after this year. So I think if you look at it that way, you say you have to have one ready to go when Riley's out. And we happen to have a guy that does both extremely well in Sterling Hofrichter. I think you can figure out that we have to make sure we take care of business, and I didn't want to wait a year when we had one that was really excited about his opportunity."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Despite playing football, Hofrichter comes from a family of swimmers. His sister, Erin, swam at the University of North Florida, while his brother, Jonathan, swims at the University of Tampa.
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