There have been many areas of concern on the field for the University of Miami football team over the last couple of years.
Yet one area where there wasn’t any concern was on special teams where the dependable and reliable Matt Bosher handled the punting and kicking chores for the Hurricanes. With Bosher manning both of these positions there was no fear for the Hurricanes.
After winning numerous awards, Bosher's time at the U came to an end after the 2010 season. It was no surprise that his departure has left a huge hole in the kicking game for Miami.
Enter Dalton Botts.
Coming out of High school Botts committed to Bakersfield College as a QB. After transferring to Moorpark College, Dalton took over the punting role on the team. It was there that he excelled.
At the top 12 elite kicking camp in California, Dalton had the longest punt and the best hang time, an accomplishment that earned him a No. 1 national ranking by kicking guru Chris Sailer. Sailer runs the top rated instructional camps for punters and kickers and has a highly respected rating/recruiting service.
Here is our interviews with Botts:
Q: Explain your decision to attend the University of Miami?
A: “There is no better place than Miami. I loved the place, coaches and I felt welcome here.”
Q. What was your first impression of Coach Golden?
A: “Confidence. He knew what he was talking about, and seemed like he was talking to ME as a person
and not just a recruit to play ball.”
Q: Matt Bosher left some big shoes to fill. What makes you think you are the person to do it?
A: “There is no other person in my eyes that can fill the shoes of Bosher other than me! I say that out of confidence not cockiness. I have been training my butt off getting to be the best I can be.”
Q: What are your goals this season at the University of Miami?
A: “I want to be one of the best punters in the nation, and whenever I go on the field, do my job right and help the team in the best way possible I can.”
Q: What’s going through your head as camp starts?
A: “I’m just excited! I’m ready to get this thing going and get better!”
Q: Is there anything you would like to tell the Miami Hurricane fans?
A: “Keep supporting! The U is coming back, it’s going to be a great season!
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