With summer camps heating up across the country, commitments continue to gain steam for top Kohl's Kicking Class of 2022 Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers. It's been a BIG June for a few athletes!
Kohl's CommentsWillcox recently competed at the 2021 Kohl's Spring Southern Showcase. He was able to put together a strong performance, scoring 7 points in his field goal charting, finished with a kickoff scoring average of 90.7 points and having his best punt of 49 yards with a hang time of 3.71 seconds. Willcox has tremendous ball striking ability and as he gets his body under more control through his kicks, he will be able to see his power continue to improve. Willcox attended the Kohl's Southern Showcase Camp in the winter of 2021. He had some impressive field goals at the event and was able to chart 9 points during the field goal charting portion of camp. He hit multiple kick offs over 63 yards and is a talented young 2022 prospect. Willcox has the leg talent to become a dominant college prospect and this upcoming year will be key for him to grow and develop into one of the top prospects in the country.
My name is Grandin Willcox and I want to play college football because I think it would be a fun
experience and I want to go pro in the NFL. My path to playing football has been quite a journey. I started
playing soccer when I was 6 years old in a local rec league. I quickly fell in love with soccer and have
continued to play in higher levels of competitive travel teams and have been a starter on our Varsity High
School team. Coach Tom has named me Captain for several games, he's a great coach to play for. My
interest in football started early too, I got a football with a stand when I was 7. I'd kick the ball in our yard
and my Dad and I would go up to the football field near our house where I'd kick some field goals. A
friend of mine liked to kick to so we'd go up to the field more often. A coach of one of the youth football
teams saw me kick and asked if I could come play football, I talked to my parents about it and my heart
was drawn to soccer at that time. Football was still interesting and exciting to me and the time, energy
and work I've put into soccer is proving to be an asset in football.
A few key things happened the last couple years that brought me to joining our high school football team.
I was playing with my soccer team in a regular season match, one of our players was fouled and I came
forward from my defensive mid position to take the free kick. The kick was about 35 yards away from the
goal, and I struck the ball almost perfectly. It just missed going in the goal by a few inches above the
crossbar, missing the shot is not the point. The point is that my coaches wife (Coach Wyatt has helped me
so much while he's been my coach, and he married a super cool lady) Kindel was sitting with a group of
our team's parents and said "Gosh, that kid has got to kick a football!". My dad was one of those parents
that heard her say that and he shared it with me. He could tell that her comment reignited my passion for
football. A few weeks later our high school soccer season began, the football season had already started
and played a few games. My dad and I were talking about football and he suggested that I walk over to
the football practice after our soccer team finished practice, there was no football practice that afternoon,
so I was a little bummed out. Later that week, there was football practice happening so after soccer
practice was finished I decided to just walk over and asked if I could kick the ball. The coach said yes so I
kicked it, another coach was walking near where I was kicking it (turned out to be Head Coach Farmer)
and asked me to kick it again. About 15 minutes later Coach Farmer and I were making a phone call to
my Dad and Coach Farmer asked if I'd be able to join the football team. That day I became the starting
kicker on our team. My passion for kicking and being part of the football family has grown and grown
since starting in October, 2020. I can see myself going to college to study forensics, and I believe it is the
same need for precision and attention to the specific details that fuel my fire for kicking, those same skills are needed for both!
Awards & Honors
- As an eight year competitive soccer player and three year Varsity soccer player, I joined my high school football team with only 5 games left in the season. I was the starting kicker and punter.
- Made 2-41 yard field goals off the ground in my 5 games played.
- 2nd Team All County Soccer Team-Marion County FL
- Camp Results listed at the bottom of the profile.
- GPA: 4.10
|02/27/2021||Tallahassee, FL - 1 Day Training Camp|
|02/07/2021||Jacksonville, FL - 1 Day Training Camp|
|02/06/2021||Orlando, FL - 1 Day Training Camp|
Average Distance: 59.33 yards | Average Hang Time: 2.87 seconds
Average Distance: 33.00 yards | Average Hang Time: 3.72 seconds
Average Distance: 58.33 yards | Average Hang Time: 3.28 seconds
Average Distance: 51.00 yards | Average Hang Time: 3.24 seconds
Average Distance: 39.00 yards | Average Hang Time: 3.93 seconds
Weekly Game Stats
Weekly stats for Grandin are unavailable at this time.
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