Rocky Mountain punter Kinney commits to CU

Rocky Mountain's Alex Kinney has committed to the University of Colorado, according to various media reports.

Kinney is a 6-foot-1, 197-pound kicker and punter who will be a senior for the Lobos this season. His commitment was first reported on Twitter by Chris Sailer, who runs kicking national camps as well as a service ranking kickers.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan and BuffStampede.com have since independently confirmed Kinney's commitment.

Chris Sailer ranked Kinney as the No. 3 punter and No. 22 kicker in the 2015 class nationally.

Kinney punted 40 times last season, and averaged 35.75 yards per attempt. He was also 11-of-15 on field goals with a long of 51, and made 27-of-28 extra points.

On Saturday, Kinney told BuffStampede.com that he "was pretty excited when Colorado offered, it was shocking. I didn't really expect it at all. ... I had a pretty good camp and they need a punter for next season so it worked out well."

"I kind of wanted to get out of state but I realize in-state is great," he added to BuffStampede.com. "Colorado is a great school, Pac-12, you can't really beat that. They haven't had a great record in recent seasons but I think they are going in the right direction."

Kinney follows linemen Tim Lynott (of Regis Jesuit) and Dillon Middlemiss (of Pomona) as in-state kids from the 2015 class headed to CU.

Find a complete list of in-state football commits in our class of 2015 database.