Zane Gonzalez, Matt Haack, Brandon Ruiz, and... Joseph Zepp?
Arizona State has become a special teams hotspot, as the NFL careers of kicker Gonzalez and punter Haack get going, and Ruiz field goals from beyond 50 pass through the uprights.
And on Monday night, ASU earned a commitment from kicker and punter Joseph Zepp to further bolster its specialist group.
Excited to announce I am 110% committed to continue my athletic and academic career at ASU. Thank you very much @HermEdwards and @donnieyantis for the call tonight. Looking forward to this next great chapter of my life. #ForksUp #SagU pic.twitter.com/CVLDFqSQMA— Joseph Zepp (@Joseph_Zepp) January 30, 2018
Zepp, a local product from Scottsdale Saguaro High School, is rated a 3 1⁄2 star kicker and four-star punter by kohlskicking.com.
ASU first offered Zepp back in November of 2017 for a preferred walk-on spot with the Sun Devils. The special-teamer then made his way to the ASU facilities on Sunday for a visit.
In his senior season at Saguaro, Zepp knocked through 70 extra points on 73 attempts while adding just three field goals. Punting wise, however, Zepp booted it 16 times for a 43.1-yard average, including one 70-yard bomb.
His average is over four yards better than current ASU punter Michael Sleep-Dalton’s in 2017. With Ruiz heading into just his sophomore season, Zepp may find more playing time punting the ball.