Thursday night, class of 2018 kicker Brayden Narveson from Arizona announced his commitment to play for Iowa State football via Twitter.
Narveson is 6-feet, 190 pounds and is ranked as the #8 kicker in the nation according to Chris Sailer Kicking. Sailer’s website had the following testimonial about Narveson:
Brayden is a big time kicking talent. An outstanding athlete with one of the strongest legs in his class. Field goals are excellent off the ground. He is smooth and accurate. His kickoffs are a strength, college ready. He drives the ball well with big hang time time. Also developing into a top punter. I like his size and athleticism for this position. A competitor that does very well under pressure. He improves at a great rate each time that we see him. A fine young man that is always a pleasure to work with. Look for Brayden to dominate this off season and turn the heads of college coaches. Fantastic prospect. OFFER NOW!!!
The 2017 season will likely feature Oregon State transfer Garrett Owens as Iowa State’s kicker, filling the gap year transition between Cole Netten’s departure and Narveson’s arrival. If things go according to plan, Narveson should start all four years in a Cyclone uniform.
Here’s hoping Narveson uses his powerful leg to kick many PATs and long field goals, as opposed to using it to kick Iowa State fans square in the family jewels as we’ve seen ISU kickers do before.
Welcome to the family, Brayden!