Being a high school football kicker isn't necessarily easy, especially when it comes to recruiting.
"The biggest thing for kickers is getting your name out there because it's not a glorified position like quarterback, defensive line or safety," RCB senior Kicker Scott Levine said. "You have to put your name out there, go to showcases, get charted, show you've got a big leg and mainly get a YouTube video out there that you can send to coaches and they can see you."
Dating back to December 2011, Scott Levine has visited numerous kicking camps just to show off his big leg. It was the work he put in on social media that really gave him the exposure he was looking for. After posting three videos to YouTube and visiting the highly acclaimed Kohl's Kicking Camp, he is listed as the 96th best punter in all of the United States.
"I've gotten a couple views and I'm pretty sure some coaches have seen it and maybe that's how they've contacted me," Levine added. "One video I think I have views close to 300 and another one I just checked was around 150."
Levine's longest field goal in a game was from 44 yards out. He's also drilled some from 52 yard kicks during practice. Yes, his football career is very important, but the future engineering major said his college decision will come down to academics.
"My dream school is probably WVU, but I'm keeping my options open. I would attend anywhere that has a program I'd be interested in for the future because it's a four-year decision for a 40-year career in something else," Levine said.
Its only been one year, but remember Connor Kornbrath? The Bridgeport native committed to Iowa last year and is now the starting punter for the Hawkeyes. Levine remembers, but he's only focused on establishing his own identity.
"It was a lot of motivation because people were always asking if I was going to be the next Kornbrath. My typical response has been, 'No, I'm Scott Levine and I plan on doing it myself and my way.'"
Scott Levine is hoping his way leads him all the way onto a Division I roster next season.