Brandon Ruiz’s first football game of the season will come against Chandler on national television on Aug. 29.
The 2017 kicker, rated among the country’s top kickers, is leaving Gilbert Williams Field at the end of the school year and will be kicking for Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, which went 14-0 last season and finished ranked No.1 in the nation by every major poll.
Defending Arizona champion Chandler opens the season at Bishop Gorman in a game that is being televised by ESPN2.
Ruiz’s father recently took a job in Las Vegas.
Initially, Jennifer Ruiz, Brandon’s mom, was going to stay in Gilbert so that he could continue at Williams Field.
“Our situation changed over the last couple of weeks,” Jennifer said.
Jennifer said that she will move with Brandon at the end of the school year so that he can start working out with Bishop Gorman’s football team to start the summer. Bishop Gorman has won the past six Nevada championships. Head coach Tony Sanchez left after last season to lead UNLV.
Sanchez’s brother Kenny is now leading Bishop Gorman.
Ruiz is rated as the No. 1 2017 kicker in the nation by Chris Sailer Kicking.
“Brandon is super excited about the opportunity ahead of him,” Jennifer Ruiz said.