Former Patriot Adam Vinatieri is sure proud of his son AJ Vinatieri after this big move. Young Vinatieri announced his future plans not so long ago. It seems like he made some changes and his group of supporters praise this move.
Vinatieri committed to UMass in February, but backed off of this pledge earlier this month.
“I have decommitted from the University of Massachusetts, and my recruitment is now 100% open,” he tweeted on July 2.
Adam’s son was set to enroll at UMass this summer and go for a starting punting role for the Minutemen.
In his original commitment, Vinatieri picked a scholarship at UMass over other programs. He attracted the attention of Florida, LSU, and Michigan. The Zionsville product revisited one of these opportunities.
Young Vinatieri took to his Twitter account to share an update and told the world that he will play for Ball State University.
“Excited for what the future holds,” he tweeted.
The former Patriot is proud of AJ Vinatieri
Vinatieri has shown great potential and earned words of praise from top experts. Chris Sailer Kicking says that the young boy is a “great-looking athlete with a powerful leg.”
Sailer noted that AJ can be a dominant D1 Punter thanks to his skills and good genes. He has great talent and this will open his doors in the world of sports. Sailer didn’t fail to mention that Vinatieri’s best ball is “ready right now.” He praised his upside and all the potential he flashes during practice. The fact that he is a strong kicker will earn him a good spot.
“He hits a D1 level ball off the ground and has 55+ yard range,” Sailer said.
Vinatieri is expected to take over kicking duties for former redshirt senior Jake Shanove and sophomore Jacob Lewis. The Cardinals will have redshirt sophomore Lucas Borrow as punter in the 2022 season.
Experts made strong predictions about Vinatieri. He is an excellent young player and his future will be more than bright. He grew up in the spotlight after all. This may give him a bigger challenge, but Vinatieri is ready for it all.