Welcome aboard! If you are going to offer a scholarship to a PK, it might as well be one of the best in the country.
Pickering is set to join a long line of excellent PKs at NU. Dale Klein is the first kicker that I remember watching. Since then we've had great ones like Kris Brown, Josh Brown, Alex Henery, and Drew Brown . Even our next tier of kickers - guys like Drennan, Barrios, Maher, Dykes, and Congdon - were pretty damn good. Byron Bennett certainly missed some big kicks, but he had a decent overall career. Even Sandro DeAngelis ended up playing professional football.