After our evaluation of the 2021 season, we have some big additions to the 2023 class. Some were under the radar, and some were simply late bloomers. I think sometimes linemen are the last to get identified. Size is so…
After our evaluation of the 2021 season, we have some big additions to the 2023 class. Some were under the radar, and some were simply late bloomers. I think sometimes linemen are the last to get identified. Size is so crucial to the position and if they don’t hit their growth spurt until later in high school that alone can be the difference. Also, line play more as a unit than any other positional unit, so sometimes they aren’t identified quite as quickly. All of that being said we had several new additions to this unit that were big risers.
Austin Siereveld Austin Siereveld 6'5" | OL Lakota East | 2023 State OH (Lakota East) 6’5 320- Siereveld is a road grader of a lineman. He plays with great leverage and technique. He finishes through the whistle. He’s a big time P5 interior offensive lineman. I saw him last summer for the first time at the Ohio State Football camp and identified him as a Power 5 player. At that point he didn’t have any D1 offers. By the end his junior season he had offers from the likes of Penn State, Notre Dame, and Alabama. In this ranking we had him as the #1 offensive lineman and the #5 player overall.
Richard Luecke Richard Luecke 6'6" | OL Lutheran West | 2023 State OH (Lutheran West) 6’6 310- Luecke is a wide-bodied lineman. He shows good leg drive and when he locks if he gets his hands on the defender it’s usually over. His versatility between run and pass blocking will serve him well at the next level. I project him to a right tackle at the college level. Luecke is starting to see MAC interests and has offers from Miami (OH) and Kent State. Luecke checks in at the #2 offensive lineman and the 7th ranked player in the state.
Brian Frasco Brian Frasco 6'2" | OL Youngstown Ursuline | 2023 State OH (Youngstown Ursuline) 6’3 280- Frasco has good size and plays with a nasty streak. Has good feet and does a good job of getting of getting into the second level and around the end on pulls. He’s an explosive run blocker. This offseason Frasco has picked up an offer from Bowling Green and is starting to get other MAC interest. Frasco is the #5 offensive lineman and 18th player in Ohio.
Jonas Mann Jonas Mann 6'7" | OL Pickerington North | 2023 State OH (Pickerington North) 6’7 270- Mann really came on in his junior season, his first season starting for Pickerington North. At 6’7 270, Jonas has great length and athleticism. His footwork in his pass pro drops make it hard for opposing defensive ends to get to the edge. He does a great job of not oversetting and closes down the inside. Mann’s recruitment has really picked up this offseason with offers from Akron, Kent, and Toledo. Mann checks in at the 10th spot among offensive linemen and 54th overall.
Patrick Valent Patrick Valent 6'4" | OL Warren JFK | 2023 State OH (Warren JFK) 6’4 290- Valent is ranked 11th among offensive linemen and 55th overall. Patrick is a dominating run blocker. I like him as an interior lineman at the college level. He creates great leverage and doesn’t just play too the defender he drives through them. He always plays through the whistle. I think he’d be a great fit for a zone run offense. He has offers from Rice, Bowling Green, and Akron.
Colton Baumann Colton Baumann 6'1" | OL Dublin Jerome | 2023 State OH (Dublin Jerome) 6’0 240- Baumann is an undersized offensive lineman. He makes up for his lack of size with his athleticism and technique. He does a great job of engaging his blocks and locking in. He sustains his footwork and leverage through his blocks. Baumann is currently getting division 3 interest. He’s ranked the 19th best offensive lineman and 99th overall.