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Blake Gillikin

BLAKE GILLIKIN      P/K   6-2   182
Rivals ★★★   ESPN ★★★   247 ★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Army, Georgia, Kentucky, Northwestern, Vanderbilt

ABOUT GILLIKIN
High School: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Gerry Romberg at Westminster High School...Helped Westminster School to its first Class AAA Georgia State Championship since 1978 by kicking three field goals, including a 53-yard boot, and had two punts of 60 yards in the air in the final...Set a school record with a 56-yard field goal in a win over Adairsville...Rated as a five-star punter and a five-star kicker by the Kohl's Professional Camp...Named to the MaxPreps 2015 Medium Schools All-American first team as a punter...Earned first team All-State honors as a placekicker in 2015...Claimed first team South Fulton All-Metro and first team Atlanta All-Metro by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a senior...Was a first team All-Region 4-AAA Punter and first team Atlanta All-Metro by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2014...Claimed second team All-State accolades in 2014...Claimed Touchdown Club of Atlanta All Metro All-Star Team honors as a senior...Invited to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...Selected for the Florida-Georgia High School All-Star Game...Had 41 punts with an average of 45.2 yards per punt...Had 19 punts downed inside the 20 as a senior...Was 54-for-54 on extra points in 2015...Has the three longest field goals in Westminster history (56, 53, 52)...Was 16-for-26 on field goals as a senior...Rated a four-star prospect by Scout and a three-star prospect by Rivals ESPN and 247Sports...Is the third-ranked punter in the country by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 3 punter in the country and No. 2 punter in the South region by Scout...Rated the No. 8 kicker/punter by ESPN...Was a four-time letterwinner in soccer and a two-time letterman basketball at Westminster...Helped the Wildcats to the 2013 Georgia State High School Association Class AA Soccer Championship and a runner-up finish in 2014...Is a member of the National Honor Society...Was an AP Scholar and a member of the Discipline Council...Earned Honor Roll accolades.

Personal: Full name is Blake Thomas Gillikin...Son of Taryn and Walt Gillikin...Has a twin brother, Tyler...Tyler is committed to Northwestern to play football...Mother was a swimmer at the University of Kansas...Father was a swimmer at the University of North Carolina...Hobbies include skiing and traveling...Anticipates majoring in biology...Born January 21, 1998.

FROM GILLIKIN'S HEAD COACH GERRY ROMBERG
"Penn State is getting a great young man in Blake Gillikin. He is one of the best athletes I've ever coached. He could have played several positions for us. He has a tremendous presence and confidence level about him. And he always has the mindset that his next kick or punt is going to be the best of his career. The best part about Blake is that he is as dedicated of a student as he is an athlete. He truly is the essence of a student-athlete. He will represent Penn State exceptionally well."

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