Recruiting Interview: QB/K/P Joseph Bulovas, Mandeville High School
by Jace LeJeune
Mandeville Kicker Joseph Bulovas may be one of the best kickers in the country due to his range and accuracy as a kicker and punter but teams also get a bonus with Joseph Bulovas because he is a great athlete as well. Get to know more about Joseph Bulovas in today’s recruiting interview.
LAFM: What have you been doing during the offseason?
Playing baseball, kicking, and working out. Along with playing quarterback.
LAFM: Are there any kicking camps or any other football camps that you have gone too?
Yes, I have been to many kicking camps and kicked in front of many colleges.
LAFM: What were your stats from last year?
13/18 field goals and averaged 70-75 yards per kickoff.
LAFM: Which kicker do you model your game after and why?
I try to model my game off of Cairo Santos from the Chiefs. I model my game off of Cairo Santos because he is a young player who has stepped up in big situations and won the starting job as a rookie for the Chiefs. His mechanics are flawless and work ethic is tremendous so that is why I try and model my game off of his because I go about what I do similar to how he does.
LAFM: What offers did you receive so far?
I hold 7 offers from: ARMY, Air Force, ULL, UTSA, Southeastern, the Citadel, and Tulane.
LAFM: Why do you think that you are the best kicker in the state?
I am because I kick my kickoffs further than anyone in the state and I am more accurate than anyone in the state, but also because I am an athlete not just a kicker. I compete year round with baseball and football.
LAFM: How long have you played football? Do you play any other sports that help you with kicking?
I have played football since I was 13 and baseball certainly helps me gain a competitive mindset and keeps me competing year round which helps my kicking and punting.
LAFM: What is the longest kick you have ever made in practice or in a game?
My longest in a game is 52 yards, but my longest field goal is 75 in practice. My longest kickoff in a game was 80 yards.
LAFM: What are the strengths to your game?
My strengths are kickoffs and field goals while also being a great punter.
LAFM: What are some aspects of your game that you need to work on?
Being more vocal as a leader because I have always led by example, but now as a senior in high school I have to step up and be more vocal.
LAFM: When did you realize that you could do this and be pretty good at it?
I started kicking when I was seven years old and after a little practice, I knew I could be pretty good.
LAFM: What are your goals as a team this year compared to last year’s?
They are the same every year to a certain extent, but one that many teams overlook is becoming a family and so that is very important to us and our success.
LAFM: What is your favorite football memory?
My favorite football memory is when I led the game winning drive as the sophomore Quarterback to beat our rivals St. Paul’s, but it is very close to when I hit a 52 yard filled goal vs. Covington to end the first half as a sophomore.
LAFM: Is there anybody you need to thank for putting you in this position today?
My parents always saw how good I could be even from the very beginning and what they’ve done for me cannot be justified with a simple thank you because they never stopped believing in me.
LAFM: Is there anybody in your family that has played high school, college, or even pro ball?