Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 1/31/12
Jackson Rice, the thinking fan's punter, who has proved to be a weapon for the Oregon defense with his laser-accurate shots inside the ten yard line, graduates after the 2012 season. The Ducks may have picked up a great candidate to succeed him in Dylan Ausherman, who made his verbal commitment Monday after a weekend visit. 6-3 180 from College of the Sequoias in California, Ausherman is rated the #2 punting prospect in the country. He wowed scouts at a Los Angeles area kicking clinic last July, and can regularly reach 60 yards and five seconds of hang time in tryouts. A full qualifier after high school, he the athletic kicker has a redshirt year available, three years to play two. Last season he had eight punts downed inside the 20 with just one touchback.   Scouting notes: :11 punt near own goal line handles the snap calmly first punt of the season, quick step, gets it away under some pressure. Has some snap in the leg. Nice hang time over the returners head and down by hi...
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