Recruiting: Elite kicker Kriston Esnard commits to Tulane for 2021

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Tulane kicked their 2021 recruiting class up a notch Friday with their 13th verbal pledge from specialist Kriston Esnard.

Esnard, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound product of Decatur High School in Georgia is a top-five ranked place kicker nationally in the ’21 class based on his showing at the prestigious Kohl’s Showcase Camp. Esnard won multiple competitions among 200-plus campers. He possesses good leg strength and performs well under pressure.

The right-legged Esnard boots 50 yard-plus field goals with relative ease with great height and depth while also showing top talent as a punter. He also plays soccer and runs the 4 X 100 relay for the Decatur Bulldog track team.

Offered by the Tulane staff July 30th, Esnard is a gifted athlete overall who was drawn by Tulane’s academic reputation.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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