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Why be excited: A clutch kicker who will provide serious competition for incumbents Chandler Catanzaro and Spencer Benton, he hit 14 of 20 field goals as a senior, including two game-winners in the Georgia state playoffs as Chattahoochee won the state title. He's rated as the nation's No.1 kicker prospect by ProKicker.com and had a scholarship offer from hometown Georgia Tech.
You may not know: Lakip is a two-sport star who originally considered himself a soccer-first player, but decided to concentrate on football after consulting with former Clemson kicker and two-sport star Mark Buchholz.
How he fits into the depth chart: Although Catanzaro will begin preseason practice as the incumbent kicker, Lakip will likely push him for playing time. Catanzaro finished the season strong but doesn't have a strong grip on the job.
High School: Chattahoochee (Georgia)
Weight: 175 lbs.
14/20 on field goals, 2/3 for 50+ yard FGs, averaged 38 yards per punt