Spring 2019 Kornblue Showcase
Spring 2019 Kicking & Snapping Showcase
Saturday, April 27, 2019
St Thomas Aquinas HS | Ft Lauderdale, FL
CLICK HERE for event recap from recruiting analyst Larry Blustein
JUCO/College Transfer Kicking Champion – Aaron Baum (Missouri Valley College, FL)
JUCO/College Transfer Kicking 2nd Place – Brandon Petruescu (Texas State, CA)
JUCO/College Transfer Kicking 3rd Place – Sebastian Mahecha (Broward College, FL)
JUCO/College Transfer Punting Champion – Aaron Baum (Moval College, FL)
JUCO/College Transfer Punting 2nd Place – Joao Paulo Mattos (Monarch HS, FL)
JUCO/College Transfer Snapping Champion – Bryce Miller ( CD Hytlon HS, VA)
2020 Kicking Champion – Graham Gotlieb (Pine Crest HS, FL)
2020 Kicking 2nd Place – Cole Hussung (Floyd Central HS, IN)
2020 Kicking 3rd Place – Steven Verdisco (Robinson HS, FL)
2020 Punting Champion – Bobby Smith (Venice HS, FL)
2020 Punting 2nd Place – Joseph Sandorf (Sickles HS, FL)
2020 Punting 3rd Place – Cole Hussung (Floyd Central HS, IN)
2020 Long Snapping Champion –Jacob Goldberg (Pine Crest HS, FL)
2020 Long Snapping 2nd Place – Richard Landes (Atlantic HS, FL)
2021 Kicking Champion – Andres Borregales (Chaminade Madonna, FL)
2021 Kicking 2nd Place (tie) – Christopher Maron (American Heritage-Plantation, FL)
2021 Kicking 2nd Place (tie) – Alejandro Prado (Columbus HS, FL)
2021 Kicking 3rd Place –Mikkel Snitgaard ( Riverdale HS, FL)
2021 Punting Champion – Andres Borregales (Chaminade Madonna, FL)
2021 Punting 2nd Place – Alejandro Prado (Columbus HS, FL)
2021 Punting 3rd Place – Antonio Dominguez (St. Thomas Aquinas, FL)
2021 Long Snapping Champion – Adinaan Lawrence (Riverdale HS, FL)
2021 Long Snapping 2nd Place – Cole Vandergrift (Barron Collier HS, FL)
2022 Kicking Champion – Will Bettridge (Gulliver Prep, FL)
2022 Kicking 2nd Place – Dean Gordon (Pine Crest School, FL)
2022 Kicking 3rd Place – Luis Palenzuela (Columbus HS, FL)
2022 Punting Champion – Giancarlo Abbate (Killian HS, FL)
2022 Punting 2nd Place –Dean Gordon (Pine Crest, FL)
2022 Punting 3rd Place –Will Bettridge (Gulliver Prep, FL)
2022 Long Snapping Champion – Tony Sabella (Bishop Moore HS, FL)
Youth Kicking Champion – Samir Atassi (American Heritage-Plantation, FL)
Youth Kicking 2nd Place – Alex Davis (Timber Springs Middle, FL)
Youth Kicking 3rd Place – Jackson Fain (Melbourne HS, FL)
Youth Punting Champion – Alex Davis (Timber Springs Middle, FL)
Youth Punting 2nd Place – Samir Atassi (American Heritage-Plantation, FL)
Youth Punting 3rd Place – Jackson Fain (Melbourne HS, FL)
YOUTH Long Snapping Champion – Aiden Arias (Amer. Heritage Plantation, FL)
YOUTH Long Snapping 2nd Place – Andrew Dufault (Xaverian Brothers HS, MA)
— Brandon Kornblue (@KornblueKicking) April 29, 2019
Dozens of Scholarships Signed Each Year!
(by athletes who attend Kornblue Kicking events)
Q. Which event put Eddy Pineiro on the map?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. Before Eddy received scholarship offers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, & Miami, he needed a stage to showcase his talent. He had never kicked a FG in a game. At the Spring 2015 Kornblue Showcase, Eddy blasted an 86 yard kickoff and hit a 71 yard FG off the crossbar. Because we capture HD video of every kick, punt, and snap at the event, coaches were able to SEE what Eddy was capable of. Eddy went on to become the most accurate kicker in UF history & is currently kicking for the Oakland Raiders.
Q. Andrew Lunsford never played HS football. How did he receive full scholarship offers from several FCS & D2 schools?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. A longtime soccer player & track star, Andrew started his football kicking career after his senior season of high school. Despite never playing a down of high school football, Andrew performed well enough at a Kornblue Showcase event to impress several coaches with the video from the event.
Q. Kyle Brindza was offered scholarships from several D1 schools. Notre Dame & Michigan offered him the opportunity to leave high school after his junior year to play for them. How did that happen?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. Despite the fact that Kyle attended nearly every Fab 50 Camp we offered in his area, Kyle demonstrated his best numbers at our Kornblue Showcase event. The numbers and video from the event are what convinced coaches that he was as good as advertised.
Q. Justin DuVernois was offered multiple scholarships before he ever started a high school game. Which camp earned him national recognition?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. Justin played for one of the nation’s top high school programs at St. Thomas Aquinas in South Florida. He had Division 1 talent but was playing behind one of the nation’s top prospects (NFL punter Michael Palardy). Justin performed well enough at the Spring 2010 Kornblue Showcase to earn a spot in our Fab 50 as the #2 ranked punter in the nation. Within months, he received scholarship offers from Illinois and Kansas before he had ever started a high school game.
Q. Jack Griffin didn’t kick during his senior season because of a fractured back. Which event helped him earn a full scholarship to FIU?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. In our inaugural event in Fall 2007, Jack made a 60 yard FG in competition to showcase his ability as a high school junior. Jack performed well at several other national kicking combines but wasn’t fairly ranked or promoted. Despite his injury, we kept him ranked in our top 5. Jack went on to become a Sports Illustrated All American and the all-time leading scorer at FIU.
If you can only attend one of our exposure events this year, this is the one!
Those who perform the best at our Kornblue Showcase & Fab 50 camps are recognized in the Fab 50 National Rankings. The Fab 50 is actively promoted to college coaches and annually helps dozens of kickers, punters, and snappers receive college scholarships.
The training and exposure we provide produces many of the nation’s top recruits every year. Kornblue Kicking-trained athletes have received scholarships to every major Division 1 conference in the country. We select the specialists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Game (HS seniors) & the 8th Grade All American Game.
Results from this event are posted on Scout.com’s national recruiting page. Click here to view the link to the Scout.com summary.
Maximize your opportunity for college scholarships by competing in this recruiting/exposure event! This is a competition-only event. Competing in this event is the single best way to showcase your ability for the chance to be ranked for the first time or improve your spot in the Fab 50 National Rankings. Kick, punt, or snap in ideal conditions…warm weather on a turf field.
College coaches rely heavily on video footage to evaluate scholarship potential. At every Kornblue Showcase event, PSI Videos will professionally film every FG, punt, kickoff, & long snap. If you perform well, you will have high-definition YouTube footage to present to colleges and universities. CLICK HERE to view sample Kornblue Showcase YouTube video
Pre-purchase an individual video of your performance which will be uploaded to YouTube for $100. (YouTube video must be purchased prior to event)