Beaufort High’s Brady Cormier commits to play for The Citadel

Strong-legged kicker had been committed to South Carolina as a preferred walk-on By MIKE McCOMBS The Island Packet (Hilton Head) January 18, 2015 In the end, Brady Cormier chose Charleston over Columbia. Beaufort High School’s senior kicker committed to play football at The Citadel on Sunday morning after his official visit to the Charleston military school.Cormier had been committed to play as a preferred walk-on at South Carolina.The scholarship money played a role in his decision, but Cormier said location was a big part, as well. “I felt more love from everyone here than I did anyone else,” Cormier said. “I love it here because I’m from around here and I know the town.” Obviously, there will be a big difference in lifestyles from South Carolina to cadet life at The Citadel.“It’ll be different but it’s worth it,” he said.Cormier battled through a hip flexor injury that limited his time this season for the Eagles. But he says, though he still must take precautions, his injury is healed. He is known for his strong leg and booted a school-record 52-yard field goal in 2013 and made 11 field goals over his junior an senior seasons, being named Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette first-team All-Area kicker twice. But kickoffs are Cormier’s biggest strength. His touchback percentage at Beaufort approaches 90 percent. Cormier will have some Beaufort County company with the Bulldogs. Whale Branch’s Dee Delaney had a standout freshman season at defensive back in 2014, and Hilton Head Christian’s Kyle Weaver did the same as a redshirt-freshman offensive lineman. Beaufort High’s Mike Rentz and Whale Branch’s Max Ford just spent their freshman seasons on the roster as offensive linemen, as well.

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