Two out of the past three years I've been playing professional football for the Omaha Nighthawks in Nebraska. Over this time, I came into contact with two people that I'd like to mention specifically.
Dr. Marshall Jacobs- a chiropractor and sports training consultant, and now long-time friend, &
Kevin Kennedy- former caddie on tour and current school teacher, and now long-time friend.
These guys made my stay in Omaha very enjoyable and always made me feel welcome. Without football, I would have never met these guys. Whenever I am in town, I know I have someone to call to meet for drinks, food, or to swing the clubs around!
I met Payton Fluckey thru a mutual friend, Jeff Budin, from Papillion, NE. I received a call from Jeff informing me about a kicker in the area that had a phenomenal leg and was hitting 50+ yarders (in games!) as a junior. I talked with Payton and convinced him to come to Kansas City for our Winter College-Prep Showcase. I'm sure Payton didn't feel did his best at the competition, however, he showed on film that he had a HUGE leg and that he could make excellent ball contact. It's not always about makes and misses at our Showcases (well, it is if you want to be crowned our champion!), but, what is most important is the quality of the film you produce. With the help of this film, Payton was given some opportunities to play college level football. We are proud to announce Payton has chosen to continue playing football at the University of Nebraska - Kearney!
KCK: How did you initially come in contact with the school you’ve committed to?
KCK: What was the deciding factor in your commitment?PF: I really liked the football program, but the academic side of the university put it over the top.
KCK: How did KCK play a role in your recruiting process?PF: I learned a lot of good pointers at the College-Prep Showcase when it came to recruiting and it was a confidences booster going into the next level.
KCK: Were there any notable challenges you had to overcome before your commitment?PF: I had to decide if I was going to be okay with just kicking, which I really enjoy or playing a different position at a different school.
KCK: What are you most looking forward to as your career progresses from High School football to College football?PF: I am looking forward most to contributing to my team and making big plays when it counts.