NMB’s Smith picked to kick at Ray Guy prospect camp

North Myrtle Beach High’s Zane Smith received the Ray Guy Prokicker.com Top Prospect Award this week and will compete at the National Top Prospect Camp on July 14-15 in Richmond, KY.

Based on Smith’s strong freshman season as the Chiefs’ starting placekicker and punter, along with his “outstanding past performance at the Ray Guy Kicking Camp”, the rising sophomore earned earned him the opportunity to compete against and alongside the nation’s top kickers, punters and long snappers at the event named for Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Guy.

Smith had a breakout fall for the Chiefs, setting the school record for most points in a season by a kicker (91). He converted 10 of 12 field goal attempts, including a career-long 43-yarder, and made good on 61 of 62 PAT tries. Smith also averaged more than 38 yards per punt in helping North Myrtle Beach to a school record 12-1 campaign.

Smith will be evaluated by recruiters during the summer camp. Previous Ray Guy Prokicker.com Top Prospects include current NFL kickers: Graham Gano (Carolina Panthers), Connor Barth (Chicago Bears), Randy Bullock (Cincinnati Bengals), Blair Walsh (Seattle Seahawks), Chandler Cantanzaro (New York Jets), Brandon McManus (Denver Broncos), and Harrison Butker (Kansas City Chiefs).

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