Georgia Tech received commitment number four of this 2017 recruiting cycle late last night when kicker Joseph Bulovas announced that he will continue his football career on The Flats.
Very excited to announce that I have committed to Georgia Tech!!!#AllglorytoGod #Swarm #RamblingWreck #TeamSailer pic.twitter.com/wX52ILkdjN— Joseph Bulovas (@JosephBulovas9) June 11, 2016
Bulovas, a three-star recruit out of Mandeville High School in Louisiana, is the fourth-ranked kicking prospect in the nation, per 247Sports. He chose Tech over reported offers from Tulane, Army, Air Force, and others while garnering some serious interest from LSU.
As for his measurables, Bulovas comes in at exactly 6 feet and 205 pounds. He is widely regarded as one of the best power kicking prospects in the nation, flashing absurd leg strength during his high school days. Take a look at one of his showcase performances, wherein he from everywhere 60 yards and in while also punting and performing kickoff duty extremely well:
I could be totally off here, but I’d say that being able to hit field goals from 70 yards out — as Bulovas is able to do in the video below — is a pretty desirable quality for a kicker. Anyone with a leg like that will fit in just fine at Tech.
A nice 70 yarder today. #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/LJz0EBInpI— Joseph Bulovas (@JosephBulovas9) September 16, 2015
The addition of Joseph Bulovas means that Tech now has two kicking prospects committed for the 2017 class, the first being No. 1 punter Pressley Harvin III. It may seem excessive, but the impending graduation of placekicker Harrison Butker and punter Ryan Rodwell plus the lack of an heir apparent at either of those positions makes the pair of special teamers invaluable to Paul Johnson and the rest of the coaching staff.
Congratulations to Joseph on committing to Tech! Hopefully he will become the next to tie up a big game in Athens at the end of regulation. Auditions for defensive backs to intercept a pass in overtime remain open at this time.