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Middle Creek kicker gets first college offer

Posted July 30, 2014

Middle Creek's Michael Rubino punts the ball at the HighSchoolOT Jamboree.

Middle Creek Mustang kicker and punter Michael Rubino has received his first full scholarship offer to play football at the next level.

Appalachian State has offered the 6-foot-3 rising senior, Middle Creek Head Coach Mike Castellano said Wednesday.

In 2013, Rubino was an all-conference kicker and punter in the 4-A Southwest Wake Athletic Conference. He was also the conference's Special Teams Player of the Year. He also plays basketball at Middle Creek.

Rubino's foot helped the Mustangs to a 12-3 overall record last season and an undefeated 7-0 mark in the SWAC. The team fell to Wake Forest by a point in the 4-AA eastern regional final.

Rubino starts his senior season at Middle Creek Aug. 22 against rival Garner. The Mustangs will also be featured in a 6:15 p.m. game against Southern Durham during the HighSchoolOT.com Jamboree at Cardinal Gibbons on Aug. 16.

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