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Kicker Cade York happily accepts surprise scholarship offer from LSU

Cade York talks to Ed Orgeron and LSU special teams coordinator Greg McMahon.

The LSU Tigers added a commitment over the weekend from one of the top kickers in the country in Cade York.

“I started talking with LSU probably in late February or early March,” York told GN. “I’ve just been building relationships since then. I went to LSU for a visit and had a chance to talk with Coach (Ed) Orgeron, and then he came back out for spring ball and worked me out and watched me kick. I then went back for the LSU and Tulane camp in New Orleans and got an offer.”

York has enjoyed getting to know Orgeron.

“I’ve got to talk with him in-person twice and he is a great guy,” York said. “It’s definitely surreal because you see these guys on TV and watch them on Saturdays, and now all of a sudden, I’m talking to the head coach of LSU and he’s shaking my hand. So, it’s pretty cool.”

York, 6-feet-2 and 175-pounds from Prosper, TX High, is among the top-five placekickers in the country for the upcoming class.

York committed to LSU over offers from Air Force and Minnesota.

“It definitely caught me out of left field because I had my whole month planned out, for schools I’d be visiting and camps and stuff like that,” York said regarding his LSU scholarship offer. “I thought maybe I’d do well and they would offer me in the next week and then I’ll have some time to look over schools and decide.

“But, before the camp was even done they told me I had an offer, so it definitely came out of nowhere.”

Interestingly, both of York’s parents are graduates from another SEC West program.

“Actually, both of my parents went to Texas A&M and I grew up an A&M fan,” York said laughing. “They don’t care that I’m going to LSU they are just thrilled that I get to play Division-I college football and it’s going to be awesome.”

York describes himself as a combo-kicker and says he will do whatever LSU needs him to do.

“My longest kick in a game is a 47-yarder and I really haven’t attempted anything past that,” York said. “I kick, punt and kickoff so I’m a combo guy. LSU recruited me as a kicker, but I will do whatever they ask me to do.”

When asked if he is now shutting his recruitment down now that he is committed to LSU, York left very little doubt.

“Yeah, I cancelled all my other visits and I get to stay home for the summer now,” he said.
With York’s commitment, the LSU 2019 recruiting class now sits with 11 commitments to this point.

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