2014: Schmidt will serve as a backup walk-on placekicker and punter as a first-year freshman at USC in 2014.
HOCKEY: After graduating from high school, Schmidt spent his 2013 season playing junior ice hockey in South Dakota.
HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 2012 All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference honors as a senior placekicker, punter, linebacker and tight end at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights (Minn.). He was 15-of-15 on field goals (with a long of 47 yards) and 39-of-39 on PATs as a senior.
He hit 44-of-45 PATs and averaged 40.7 yards as a punter as a junior in 2011.
He made 4-of-6 field goals and 49-of-50 PATs as a 2010 sophomore.
He played on St. Thomas Academy's state champion ice hockey team and was on the track team.
PERSONAL: His father, Paul, played tennis at Minnesota. His brother, Foley, was a 3-year (2009-11) All-Ivy League placekicker at Dartmouth.