All-American Ben Hoffman commits to Eastern Kentucky

Ben Hoffman, an Under Armour All-American long snapper from Farragut High School, announced on Sunday his commitment to Eastern Kentucky University.

Hoffman earned All-PrepXtra second-team honors this past season after helping Farragut advance to the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior doubled as a standout defensive lineman for the Admirals, but will transition full-time as a long snapper in college.

He earned his spot in the Under Armour All-America Game via a Kohl’s Kicking Camp in Wisconsin last July, snapping against approximately 60 of the country’s best at the position.

He entered the game, played Jan. 2, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., without a scholarship offer.

EKU became the first to offer Hoffman a full scholarship when it did so on Sunday. He also had preferred walk-on offers from Michigan, Illinois, Middle Tennessee State and Arkansas.