Max Duffy is a legendary Kentucky punter and he is still walking around campus. Mark Stoops has been good and plucking talent from Australia before, and it looks like he has struck again.
On Monday, Australian punter Wilson Berry committed to play for the Kentucky Wildcats
Excited to announce I have committed to the University of Kentucky @UKFootball starting 2021. @ProkickAus @JohnnyPKA @Coach_Matsakis @Max__Duffy @JBerry_4 #BBN #WhyNotNow pic.twitter.com/QD8SrbOCg8— Wilson Berry (@WilsonBerry61) June 16, 2020
Berry will be in the class of 2021, but has no official ranking or star rating. His brother, Jordan Berry, is the current punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And he is coming to Kentucky from the same program as Max Duffy, Prokick Australia of Melbourne.
It is fairly mind-boggling that more programs in America have not taken advantage of international athletes in the kicking game. It feels like the Alabama Crimson Tide could pick any guy at the airport in Australia that would kick better than anyone on their current roster.
“Excited to announce I have committed to the University of Kentucky starting 2021,” Berry said in his announcement on Twitter. “Indebted to the outstanding tutelage and guidance by Nathan Chapman and John Smith of Prokick Australia. Grateful to Coach Louie Matsakis for the opportunity to be a Kentucky Wildcats. Thanks to Max Duffy and Jordan Berry for their help and local knowledge. Impossible without the support of my family, friends and everyone that has impacted my development along the journey. Impossible without the support of my family, friends, and everyone that has impacted my development along the journey.”
Kentucky’s Max Duffy endorsed Berry’s decision, and tried to prepare him for the slew of kangaroo questions he will receive.
nice mate. Have fun with the kangaroo questions coming for you! https://t.co/Laz5082LMa— Max Duffy (@Max__Duffy) June 16, 2020
Welcome to Wilson Berry, and any other Australian that wants to kick footballs in Lexington.