MALIBU—Golden West College kicker and punter Dylan Klumph has signed with the University of California Berkeley.
Klumph, 19, signed is letter of intent on National Signing Day. He will receive a full scholarship to play football at Cal. He is the recipient of the school’s final football scholarship of the recruitment season.
He is ranked as the sixth-best punter prospect in the nation. Though he can place-kick, he is expected to serve primarily as a punter.
The Malibu native averaged 40.6 yards-per-punt for GWC. His longest punt of the season was a booming 76-harder against Long Beach in the Beach Bowl.
Klumph, at 6 feet and 3 inches tall, 230 pounds, is considered hefty for a punter. The 19-year-old flashed his history as a former linebacker for Crespi High School, posting three tackles during his 2014 campaign.
Kicking guru Chris Sailer was effusive in his praise of Klumph, saying, “Dylan is an outstanding punter. He is big, tall, strong and athletic. One of the best junior college punting prospects in the nation. Punts for great distance and hang time. He has shown huge improvement over the years. Does very well under pressure. The sky is the limit for Dylan. Has a great attitude and work ethic. Dylan has a bright college future. Big time D1 prospect.”
Klumph will join a Cal Bears team looking to rebound from a lackluster 5-7 2014 season that didn’t yield a bowl appearance.