July 5, 2006

Irreplaceable Trio?

The Natural State is loaded with quality football prospects in the 2007 class, that observation is now obvious to the masses. Every instate recruit is important, but if the Razorbacks miss on a few, they can still find similar talent out-of-state. Three prospects, however, may just be irreplaceable.

Start with Rogers' dominating left tackle Lee Ziemba, 6-foot-7, 295 pounds - Arkansas cannot simply go out and find another player with Ziemba's talent who is excited about the possibility of being a Hog. With others of similar skill, there is instate tie, and those prospects also have ties to their home state and top-of-the-line offer lists, as well.

Ziemba is everything one could possibly want in a left tackle prospect. He has prototype size, excellent feet, long arms, athleticism, determination to go until the whistle blows and the hunger to be the best. Throw a cherry attitude on top, and he will play on Sundays.

Take a look at his highlight clips. He is not competing against the top talent in Texas, but it's against the highest classification in the toughest conference in Arkansas - a conference that produced five Division I signees last year and has 14 potential Division I signees for 2007, nine of whom already have offers. The AAAAA-West is no cakewalk, and Ziemba pummeled everyone who lined up against him. As a prospect, Ziemba is the best offensive linemen to hit the Arkansas high school ranks since Shawn Andrews inked with the Razorbacks in 2001. For Arkansas, that type of lineman does not come along very often.

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