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Stanford football recruiting: elite kicker commits to Stanford

Elite kicker Jet Toner has committed to #CardClass16

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Jet Toner has committed to kick on the Farm an hour after long snapper Richard McNitzky committed. Toner is from Hawaii and attends the prestigious school of Punahou High School. Other notable alumni from Punahou is Barack Obama, Mosi Tatupu, and Luke Kaumatule. Toner announced his commitment through Twitter, as many athletes do. Toner will be joining fellow Hawaiian Nate Herbig as the only two from Hawaii in this Cardinal recruiting class thus far.

Jet Toner participates in the country's most elite kicking academy. Not only does he participate, Toner was selected to be on their top 12 list, like the Elite 11, in 2015. Chris Sailer describes Toner as

"a good looking athlete that makes kicks with nice consistency".

Also Sailer says that he shows his ability to kick from 55 yards and more. Now this is something nice to hear because Stanford has struggled with their kickers in the past. Not only is Toner a kicker, but he is a top 5 punter according to Chris Sailer. Sailer says, "[Toner], One of the very best punting talent in America". Being a punter and a kicker is a rare combination and Toner is elite at both, which makes him a top prospect.

This season will be Conrad Ukropina's last season wearing Cardinal and White and behind him there is a freshman. I can see Toner come in to camp and take the job away from Jake Bailey. Toner has a huge leg and is poised to compete for the kicking and punting job. Knowing coach Shaw, the nod for kicker will go to Jake Bailey, but then Toner will be the new punter. Toner is a very talented kicker and I'd be surprised if he isn't starting next year.

Here are his highlights from the Chris Sailer camp: