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New York kicker Michael Tarbutt is Officially a UConn Husky!

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The decorated prospect from Canisius High in Buffalo, NY made it official today. Not surprisingly, Bob Diaco said he has the best chance of seeing action on the field as a freshman.

Michael Tarbutt, a 6-foot-0 kicker from Buffalo, New York comes to UConn with a slew of awards in his trophy case. He is a 2nd team USA TODAY All-American, 1st team All-New York. His team went 12-0 his senior season, capturing a state championship and Tarbutt actually earned offensive MVP honors in the game.

UConn's newest specialist has got a leg. He hit a 60-yard field goal in the New York state championship game, breaking the school record which he previously held of 52 yards. It was the second longest field goal in New York state history.

Tarbutt kicked in a total of 11 field goals his senior season, which was a Western New York (WNY) record, and the fifth most in state history. You can see the video of the 60-yarder here.

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