Kenwood's Aaron Egner hasn’t played in a high school football game yet, but he’s already drawn the attention of scouts.
Grades permitting, Egner will be Kenwood’s kicker and punter this fall. Two weekends ago, Egner showed why.
The senior-to-be won the field goal competition at the invite-only Football University Top Gun camp in Dublin, Ohio July 18-20 by making 9 of 10 field goal attempts, with his lone miss being a 52-yard attempt.
Top Gun is the culmination of Football University's 40-camp nationwide tour, which gathers the most elite performers from across the United States and allows them to compete. Egner was invited to Top Gun after a standout performance at the Annapolis Football University camp in June.
Andrew Goldbeck took over the Kenwood football program last December, and the first-year coach met with returning players in January.
“They said ‘Coach, we got a kicker right here, he’s pretty good,’” Goldbeck recalled.
Goldbeck spoke to Egner about joining the team, and Enger jumped at the opportunity. According to Goldbeck, Egner didn’t play last year because he was academically ineligible.
Goldbeck has seen Egner convert on attempts from between 40 and 45 yards, but that’s without pads and the pressure of an in-game situation.
“He’s pretty good from what I’ve seen of him so far,” Goldbeck said. “It’s pretty impressive. He definitely passed the eyeball test.”Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun