With the current options on campus experiencing an inconsistent spring, the Texas Longhorns are in the process of attempting to generate a kicker in the 2016 class and have an intriguing option in Arlington's Chris Naggar (nuh-GAR).
A member of the 6A all-state team last season, Naggar recently received his admission into the engineering school at Texas and would like to continue his football career at what he calls his "dream school." Naggar also recently spoke briefly with Longhorns special teams coach Jeff Traylor, so he's already on the radar of the staff as they continue evaluations at the position.
However, where Naggar ends up attending school is still up in the air, as he has a scholarship offer from Southern Baptist and preferred walk on spots available at Sam Houston State and Toledo.
At Arlington, Naggar had a 30-percent touchback rate, put 61 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone, and 93 percent inside the five-yard line. As the team's punter, he averaged 41 yards per attempt. On field goals, the 6'0, 200-pounder made seven of his 10 attempts, including a long of 49 yards. All three misses came from 43 yards or more. In practice, he has clips hitting out to beyond 60 yards.
Naggar also has a tie to the program, as he works out with former Texas kicker Nick Rose and plans to be in Austin next weekend to do some training.
It's still too early to say whether Naggar will receive a preferred walk on spot with the Longhorns, but he's definitely a prospect worth monitoring moving forward.