Cameron Van Winkle
, an incoming senior from Mount Si (Snoqualmie, Wash.)
, has made a commitment to the University of Washington football team, according to Mason Kelley of the Seattle Times.
An outstanding kicker, Van Winkle set the state record as a junior by kicking 18 field goals in 11 games. He made six from at least 42 yards, with the longest sailing 49 yards. He already is No. 2 in career field goals with 29 in 33 games.
Coach Charlie Kinnune told Kelley, "He's really good. One of the things that we have to be careful of, and one of the things he's going to learn, is not to over-train. He'll go out and wear out his leg kicking and I think one of the things they will do is get him involved in one of the best weight programs in the country. Ivan Lewis has it going at the University of Washington. He's just going to get stronger."
Van Winkle is a member of the Under-19 USA national team
that will compete in the 2012 IFAF World Championships June 30 to July 7 in Austin Texas. The eight-nation tournament is conducted by the International Federation of American Football, which is composed of 62 nations spanning six continents that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.
The U.S. under-19 national team, comprised of high school athletes, will compete against national teams from American Samoa, Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Panama and Sweden.