Miami won National Signing Day before things even began Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday night from Australia, the Canes signed Australian 3-star JUCO punter Louis Hedley. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound prospect went viral Tuesday night because of his tattoos.
The mid-twenty-year-old verbally committed to Miami last year, but he did not sign during the Early Signing Period. He previously worked as a scaffolder in the Australian desert before coming to the United States.
He averaged 38.6 yards per punt at the City College of San Francisco in 2017. He redshirted in 2018.
The student newspaper at the City College of San Francisco has the skinny:
The 24-year old from Mandurah, Australia is much more athletic than most punters. Built more like a wide receiver or shooting guard in basketball, Headley is 6’4, 215 lbs. and has a lean athletic build along with the ability to punt the ball well over 60-yards downfield.
A former Australian rules football player, which is a modified version of rugby that plays on an oval field instead of a square one, Headley is part of the trend of Aussie players coming over to America to punt with the hopes of making the NFL.
Yeah, he’ll probably be the first guy off the bus in 2019.