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USC Gets Final Special Teams Piece Signing Punter

Shotgun Spratling |
February 2, 2011 | 11:32 a.m. PST

Associate Sports Editor

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USC completed the special teams trio when Kris Albarado, who will serve as the Trojans' punter, signed Wednesday morning. The school has confirmed that Albarado is signed. He will join special teamers Andre Heidari (kicker) and Peter McBride (long snapper).

Albarado is a two-star recruit, according to Rivals and Scout, but both have him listed in the top five of punters. ESPN has Albarado ranked as a three-star but at the kicker position.

He attended Saint Louis Catholic in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he served as the team's punter and kicker. With his explosive leg and ability to hang 5.0 second punts, Albarado is likely to play immediately.

Albarado was also considering Northwestern before receiving the Trojans' offer.

For more information on high school recruits potentially choosing USC, follow our National Signing Day coverage.


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