One of the best kickers in America will represent his home state at the University of Kentucky. Boyle County’s Jackson Smith announced on Kentucky Sports Radio that he will be a Wildcat.
The son of former Wildcat Andy Smith, an All-SEC punter that set a school record in 1999, Jackson Smith is a two-time First Team All-State placekicker for Boyle County. Last December at Kroger Field Smith made a 23-yard go-ahead field goal in overtime to lift the Rebels to a 4A State Championship.
ProKicker.com ranks Smith as the No. 1 kicker and punter in America. Recruited by UK for years, Smith first made headlines across the Commonwealth when he booted a ball 51 yards through the uprights as an eighth grader.