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Drake Tabor ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Spain Park High School
  • Hoover, AL
  • Football
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Drake Tabor's Football Recruiting Profile
Spain Park High School
Prim. Position:
40 Yard Dash
  • 2020 Highlights

Personal Statement

 My father and mother are two of the hardest working and most motivated people I know and they are responsible for my drive and motivation. My dad was a quality multisport athlete in school but his passion was motocross racing. He put me on my first dirt bike at the age of 4 and I raced my first motocross race when I was 5. I got 2nd place but really wanted that big 1st place trophy! This drive and competitiveness was always present and evident in each youth sport I played and it remains the same to this day in everything I do including academics and sports.

  I've always been a dominant player in soccer since the age of 5. My youth club and Academy teams were always highly ranked,  securing several Regional and National titles. I stepped away from Club/Academy soccer when I was 13 to completely focus on my love of football and kicking and it had given me a great foundation for my kicking career.

  My kicking career began in 7th grade football. Our coach loved having me because he didn't have to go for 2 point conversions like in the past. I missed only 1 PAT and made the only FG chance I had. My kickoffs were typically 45 yds. My 8th grade season was similar only my kickoffs increased to about 50 yds.  I was 2/2 on FGs. One was from 32 yds right hash to help win the game.

  I strongly focused on kicking before my 9th grade season.  Our team struggled offensively but I contributed with 14/15 PATs and 2/3 FGs. My coach gave me a chance at a 48 yarder in the rain and into the wind. I missed it just short but what a thrill having your coach believe in you.

 Spain Park HS is a 7A school in the toughest region (Region 3) in the state. We play Hoover and Thompson which are both top ranked programs as well.  I competed and secured the kicking duties on the Varsity team as well as JV team my Sophomore season 2018-19.  It was an honor being able to play with the seniors and juniors on our team and having the responsibility to help them win games.  I was 34/36 PATs (1 blocked, 1 missed) and 2/3 FGs with average KO distance of 59.6 yds. The 2019-20 season was my Junior year.  I was 37/38 on PATs, 4/6 FGs with a long of 43 yds and had 31 touchbacks on 42 kickoffs with avg distance of 63 yds.

  This season,2020-21 is my Senior year.  Currently we have played 5 games and I am 20/23 on touchbacks with avg of 71 yds and 3.88 s hangtime.  I am 2/3 on FGs with long 43yds and 16/18 PATs with one blocked.

  Through hard work and training with One On One Kicking and Coach Mike McCabe I keep progressing. I typically attend a Regional and National showcase camp for both Kohl's  as well as National Kicking Rankings  then several of the Invitation Only camps.  I am currently a 5  star kicker at Kohl's ranked #39 and 5 star at National Kicking Rankings where I am ranked #14.  At College Football Today I am the #4 ranked kicker in the class of 2021. I work daily on becoming better at my position both physically and mentally.

  My current GPA is 3.65 and I have taken the ACT  and scored a 25 and made 1170 on my SAT.   I am in the Finance Academy at my high school and will pursue a career in business/finance/marketing. I work as hard at school as I do kicking.

  I look forward to playing for the college team that is the best fit and I will continue to make quality contributions on the field, in the classroom and in our community.

  Drake Tabor............ Class of 2021


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #22
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #22
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-County, , Honorable Mention All-Region, 1st Team All-Area, Honorable Mention All-Conference
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #91
  • 2017 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #44

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2018 Spain Park High School (Football)

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Shawn Raney
  • Jason Hamlin

Additional Sports

  • Soccer
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Lettered as a Freshman and Sophomore starter



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High School Information

High School:
Spain Park High School

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. US History
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Honor Roll ; Duke Tips

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Freshman T
Average kickoff distance 63 yds 59.6 yds 54 yds
Extra points/attempts 37/38 34/36 14/15
Field goals/attempts 4/6 2/3 2/3
Long field goal 42 yds 42 yds
Touchback percentage 74% 31 touchbacks on 42 kickoffs 40%
Tackles 1
Games played Played 10/10 games. Currently 4 1/2 star ranking Chris Sailer Kicking and Kohl's Kicking Played every game as starter.


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