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UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Pick Up Key Specialist Commitment

Early this morning, UCLA picked up a key future commitment, when long-snapper Jack Landherr of Chino Hills High School announced his commitment to the Bruins.

Specialists are always hard to rate, specifically they are, well, special. Rodger Sherman wrote about the world of specialists like kickers, punters, and long-snappers back in 2013 for the Atlantic, and the gist of it is that recruiting services just don’t have the tools available to accurately judge the technique required to excel as a kicker, so a cottage industry has risen up to help train and rate specialists in high school.