5-star Boyle County kicker/punter Jackson Smith commits to Kentucky

Smith is the son of former All-SEC punter Andy Smith
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 2:32 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - There are kickers and then there is the booming right leg of Boyle County 5-star kicker Jackson Smith. The senior-to-be committed to the University of Kentucky on Thursday.

Smith, the son of former UK standout and All-SEC punter Andy Smith, has been on everyone’s radar since 2017 when a Twitter video showed Smith popping a field goal of more than 55 yards.

At one point in his career, Smith connected on 70 PATs in a row. The 5-star kicker nailed the eventual game-winner field goal in Boyle County’s 31-28 win over Franklin County in the KHSAA 5A state title game in December.

For his career, according to the KHSAA stats provided, Smith is 198-of-208 on extra points and 12-of-14 on field goals.

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