Wildcat kicker commits to becoming a Dawg
June 13, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
Mount Si football kicker Cameron Vanwinkle, who will be a senior this fall, just gave a verbal commitment to kick for the University of Washington.
His coach, Charlie Kinnune, announced the big news last week, and also pointed out that Vanwinkle had been recruited by coaching staff from Washington State University, Arizona State, Oregon and California.
Vanwinkle’s uncanny accuracy on the field and ability to kick an average of 64 yards is why he made the varsity team his freshman year, and explains why he is a hot commodity to universities around the nation.
Kinnune said in a January interview with the Star that Vanwinkle had already turned some heads as a middle schooler.
“I’m just sitting back, going, ‘Someone’s going to get themselves a really good kicker,’” Kinnune said in January.
He said a lot of the pressure is off now that Vanwinkle has made a decision about his future. “He is now excited to enter his senior season at Mount Si High School with his decision being made,” Kinnune said.