A punter was among the hot topics at Auburn's signing day news conference.
Arryn Siposs of Melbourne, Australia, was the first signee coach Gus Malzahn mentioned in a rundown of the nine players who officially landed with the Tigers Wednesday. Sadly for Malzahn, he didn’t get to make an in-home visit Down Under.
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“They sent some film over and I watched some Australian Rules Football, to be honest with you,” Malzahn said. “I watched him play two games. I don’t know all the rules to it but you can tell whether a guy’s a competitor. He’s a great athlete. He can kick it with his right foot or his left foot, and he’s going to give us a lot of flexibility with our punt team.
“Then he has some film when he was punting with a JUGS machine and he’s got a super leg.”
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Siposs played five seasons of professional soccer with St. Kilda in the Australian Football League and scored 22 goals. He did come to Auburn on an official visit.
Malzahn figures he won't be scared to make a tackle, especially with the protection of pads.
“He’s not your average kicker,” Malzahn said. “He’s an athlete. He’s got a great leg. I think this guy’s really going to help us. I’m really excited about him.”