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Top players by position: Kickers can impact scoring, field position

GHSF Daily's series on the best 10 players at each position concludes today with specialists.

*PK Drew Byus, Athens Academy (5-9, 160): Byus, the top place-kicker in Class A, was 12-of-16 on field goals last season and hit three of more than 40 yards.

*P/PK Jake Camarda, Norcross (6-2, 175): Camarda was Georgia's most impressive kicker in offseason combines and emerged as the No. 1 punter and No. 4 place-kicker nationally, according to Kohl's. Camarda had a 41.0-yard punting average and put eight of 35 inside the 5-yard line. He put 98 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone. He made field goals of 37, 42 and 48 yards. He has committed to Georgia.

*P/PK Skyler Davis, Allatoona (5-7, 150): Davis is rated the No. 28 place-kicker and No. 72 punter among seniors by Kohl's. He has made 14 of 18 field-goal attempts in his career with a long of 45. He has averaged 36.5 yards on punts. He's put more than 50 percent of kickoffs into the end zone.

*PK Mitchell Fineran, Peach County (5-10, 165): Fineran made 10 of 18 field goals, his longest from a school-record 52 yards. Most of his misses were from 45 yards or more. He made 56 of 57 extra-point attempts and scored 90 points. Fineran is rated the No. 33 senior place-kicker nationally by Kohl's. He has an offer from Army.

*P Alex Gracey, Westminster (6-3, 195): Gracey averaged 40.4 yards per punt and put six of 34 inside the 20-yard line. He has offers from Stanford (grey shirt), Georgetown and Georgia Tech (walk-on) and is talking with Duke and Princeton.

*PK/P Ivan Mora, Dalton (6-0, 160): Mora made 12 of 17 field goals last year with a long of 48 yards. He's also an accurate punter, putting 20 punts inside the 20-yard line. He also put 48 of 77 kickoffs into the end zone.

*PK Joseph Petrino, Richmond Hill (5-11, 165):Petrino is committed to Maryland and is rated among the top 25 senior kickers nationally by Kohl's. He made eight of 13 attempts with a long of 44 in 2016. He put 32 of 44 kickoffs into the end zone.

*P/PK Jason Pierce, Hillgrove (6-3, 210): Pierce, rated the No. 9 punter nationally by Kohl's, has an offer from Jacksonville State. His punting average last season was 41.9 yards. Pierce also made eight of 10 field goals with a long of 47 and put 53.6 percent of kickoffs in the end zone.

*PK Josh Skinner, Jones County (5-9, 170): Skinner was 11-of-14 on field goals with a long of 47 yards. He has made 17 of 24 attempts in his career and scored 129 points.

*PK Wesley Wells, Lumpkin County (6-0, 185): Wells was 7-of-9 on field goals with two from 47 yards and one from 48. Nearly half of his kickoffs went for touchbacks. He's a top-100 kicker nationally, according to Kohl's and Chris Sailer Kicking.

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