Ohio State kicker commit Jake Seibert has accepted an invitation to play in the Polynesian Bowl on January 18, 2020.
— Jake Seibert (@seibert_jake) July 12, 2019
The 6-1, 190-pound Seibert, who hails from Cincinnati La Salle, is considered the top-rated kicker in the country according to Chris Sailer Kicking. He committed to the Buckeyes in early June over offers from Air Force, Michigan State, Pennsylvania, Temple and UCLA.
Seibert will join Ohio State five-star offensive tackle commit Paris Johnson Jr. and four-star wise receiver pledge Gee Scott Jr. at the annual high school all-star game, which takes place at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai’i. It will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.
The Buckeyes have sent several players to the Polynesian Bowl since its inception, including former running back Brian Snead, tight end Jeremy Ruckert, wide receiver L’Christian “Blue” Smith and defensive tackle Tommy Togiai in 2018 and running back Steele Chambers, wide receiver Jameson Williams and offensive tackle Enokk Vimahi in 2019.
Unlike the All-American Bow and Under Armour All-America Game, each player participating in the Polynesian Bowl receivers travel accommodations, lodging and meals. Roughly 75 percent of those selected are of Polynesian ancestry and already live on the island or on neighboring islands, however.