Former all-state Enterprise punter Andrew Osteen is currently embattled in a competition at the University of Central Florida to see who will replace former star punter Mac Loudermilk.
Osteen – who redshirted as a freshman in 2018 – is competing with Tarpon Springs, Fla. native Alan Kervin to see who will take over the punting duties for the Golden Knights of UCF.
“It’s going good so far,” Osteen said of fall camp. “It’s been really fun competing against (Kervin) right now. I’ve enjoyed it.”
Osteen said being able to redshirt in 2018 and watch how Loudermilk handled things was extremely beneficial for him.
“I learned a lot from (Loudermilk),” he said. “It was a lot to take in but watching how he did things really helped me prepare for this year.
“Mentally, that was the biggest thing. Watching Mac last year I was able to see how he did things, especially training wise and how to practice the right way.”
Osteen said that consistency is his primary focus as fall camp continues.
“For me, I need to make sure that I’m consistent in everything that I do and really focus on things like if the ball is on the hash or wherever the coaches tell me to be,” he emphasized.
While Osteen said that his primary goal is to just help his team, he also has some personal goals.
“I want to be able to perform the best I can and help out my team as much as possible,” Osteen said. “I also want to be able to make all-conference. That’s really what my goal is right now.”
Osteen and the Golden Knights will kickoff the 2019 season on Thursday, Aug. 29, against Florida A&M on CBS Sports Network.