The kicking situation remains a work in progress. Punter JK Scott has been handling kickoff and field goal duties.

Alabama recruited a kicker who will arrive in campus in time for fall camp in Joseph Bulovas. Bulovas will compete for the kicker job.

“We have a kicker coming in that we really like so he’s going to be in the competition in the fall,” head coach Nick Saban said. “I can’t say now that’s going to work out, but we have high hopes that he’ll do a good job.

“JK is very good at kickoffs. He has done kickoffs in the past. He is good at long field goals. The competition is there is we have a guy that is pretty accurate that doesn’t have a real strong leg, and we have a guy who has a really strong leg that can kick long field goals. We’re going to have more of a situation like we had with Jeremy Shelly in years past where he kicked the short ones and someone kicked the long ones.

“I’m comfortable with that situation with those two guys. Do we need to improve that? Yeah, but I think everyone can improve at every position. But I also think the completion that’s coming in may enhance that as well.”

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