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NSD December 2017 - Barret Pickering

By NU Athletic Communications

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Barret Pickering, PK, 6-0, 180, Birmingham, Ala. (Hoover HS)
Barret Pickering comes to the Nebraska program as one of the nation’s top specialists in the 2018 signing class. The 6-0, 180-pound Pickering was a standout placekicker for Coach Josh Niblett at Hoover High School in Alabama, annually one of the nation’s top prep programs.

Pickering was the starting place-kicker for a pair of Class 7A state championship teams in 2016 and 2017. This fall, Hoover High posted an 11-3 record and closed the championship season with a 48-20 victory over McGill-Toolen in the state title game. Pickering finished his career at Hoover High by connecting on 39-of-55 field goal attempts and earned all-state honors as a junior in 2016.

Pickering was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 4 kicker in the country, while 247Sports ranked him as the 13th-best kicking prospect in the nation. Pickering chose Nebraska over Vanderbilt and Yale. He is the son of Melissa and Kent Pickering and he was born on Sept. 7, 1999. Pickering is expected to enroll at Nebraska in January of 2018.

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