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Three-Star Kicker Alex Barbir Flips From Rutgers To Penn State

The kicking woes of the 2015 Penn State were well-documented, as Tyler Davis and Joey Julius split time and eventually established themselves as the field goal kicker and the kickoff man, respectively. That might change soon, as three-star kicker Alex Barbir from Cumming, Georgia flipped from Rutgers to Penn State Tuesday morning.

Barbir committed to Rutgers on July 24 and stayed committed until eight days before National Signing Day. His flip to Penn State comes four days after he visited the Scarlet Knights. He had nine total offers, including Georgia, Louisville, and Big Ten foe Illinois.

Of course, Penn State already has a kicker committed — Michigan native Quinn Nordin. He committed on July 10, but has since announced he’ll visit Penn State, Michigan, and Baylor. Jim Harbaugh pulled out all the stops to get him to flip, as he set up a sleepover and went to school with Nordin the next day. The Nittany Lions coaching staff obviously saw a reason to have two kickers committed in this class, so they offered Barbir and persuaded him to flip.

247’s composite ranking lists Penn State’s 2016 class as the nation’s 14th-best, and also the fourth in the Big Ten after Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State.

Welcome to the family, Alex!

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.

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