Arizona Wildcats offer scholarship to transfer kicker

Spencer Evans (Photo via Baylor)

Spencer Evans (Photo via Baylor)

The Arizona Wildcats have offered a scholarship to former Baylor kicker Spencer Evans, according to his post on social media Saturday.

Evans from Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, was the Bears’ kickoff specialist in 2014 as a true freshman and again in 2015. As a sophomore, he booted 39 of his 106 kickoffs for touchbacks. He had one field goal attempt, missing from 54 yards.

You can see from this video below that he has a strong leg.

Arizona will return Josh Pollack, who was 9 of 14 on field goal attempts last season. He was just 1 of 6 from 40-plus yards. He also served as the punter for the majority of the season, averaging 42.2 yards, before being replaced late in the season by Jake Glatting (and a little bit of Matt Aragon).

The Wildcats did lose kickoff specialist Edgar Gastelum late in the season. He suffered a concussion in practice before the Colorado game when, according to coach Rich Rodriguez, a football hit him in the head. Gastelum left the team soon after.

Evans, who announced in the spring he would transfer from Baylor, has two years of eligibility remaining. He likely could enroll at the semester break, so a decision should be coming soon.

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