Kohl’s Professional Camps has rated Walden Grove Class of 2021 placekicker/punter Adrian Alvarado among the top 100 in the nation.
Alvarado, 5-foot-9 and 162 pounds, is rated No. 64 in the nation in punting and No. 71 in placekicking. Alvarado is the No. 2-rated kicking specialist in Arizona in kicking and punting in the Class of 2021.
Kaden Loshonkohl of Gilbert Williams Field is rated as the No. 49 kicker and Ryan Feinberg of Phoenix Pinnacle is the No. 47 punter.
Kohl’s ranks kickers, punters, and snappers after viewing them at its more than 150 camps across the country country. Jamie Kohl, the director of the camps, ranks athletes for ESPN and selects players to the Under Armour and Blue/Grey All-American Games.
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The staff at Kohl’s that includes a variety of personnel that have coached and played in college and the NFL gave this assessment of Alvarado:
“Alvarado had a strong showing at the 2020 June Phoenix Showcase. He displayed college level leg strength and true combo prospect ability at the event. He scored 11 points in the charting portion of camp and was smooth and repeatable with his leg swing. He created excellent lift on his kick and was able to chart kickoffs at a high level as well. He charted every kickoff over 68 yards and with increased hangtime on those kicks will be a high level college prospect. He displayed college level punting as well at the event and was able to chart several punts over 45 yards with a big ball punt of 49 yards with 4.5 seconds of hang time.”
Alvarado is also a soccer standout with the Red Wolves.
He was selected to AllSportsTucson.com’s Southern Arizona Football All-Stars Second Team last season.
Alvarado is coached at Walden Grove by former Arizona kicker Kyle Day, who is the co-offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Walden Grove. After a standout career at Sahuarita High School, Day lettered at Arizona from 2006-10.
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