Lee Ziemba, a 6-7, 305-pounder at Rogers High School, is rated as a five-star prospect by Scout.com. After receiving numerous scholarship offers from a variety of colleges such as Michigan, Tennessee, Oklahoma and others he narrowed his choice earlier this summer to Arkansas and Auburn.
Two games into his senior season in high school, he says that is still the case. "Those two are the ones I am considering," he tells Inside he Auburn Tigers.
The talented tackle notes he is concentrating on his senior season and is upbeat with how it is going so far.
"We are 2-0 right now and put up 42 points in both games we have played," he says. "Last week we allowed 14 points on defense so we are doing pretty good. I am doing okay on blocking.
"I have increased my speed and strength this year so I can tell a little difference in my blocking," he notes. "I took my speed down one-tenth of a second in the 40 to 5.1. I did it with plyometrics drills and mobility drills. I worked on my speed and my form and it has helped me. I am getting to linebackers a lot quicker than I have in the past. It is just great."
Commenting on his strength, the lineman says, "I stayed in the weight room all summer and all off-season. I got my power clean up to about a 320 (pounds). I am benching 340 now so I am real pleased with what I have done. I want to keep working hard to try to get even stronger and faster."
Ziemba, who won the state discus championship in the spring with a throw of 165 feet, has high hopes that his football team will continue to keep on winning. "We have been practicing real well this year, better than we have in the past and it just shows out on the field," he says. "We are clicking."
The big lineman notes that he hasn't set up an official visit yet. He was in Razorback Stadium to check out the opening night loss Arkansas suffered vs. Southern Cal and he has also checked out practice in Fayetteville. In late July he stopped in Auburn to visit with Tiger coaches and plans to return. He notes the fact that his dad is an Auburn graduate and his mom attended AU have sparked his interest in Coach Tommy Tuberville's program.
"I plan on taking on taking a couple of trips to Auburn to see games," he says. "I am not quite sure when I am going there, but I know I will probably be at the Georgia game along with Kodi Burns." Auburn plays Georgia on Nov. 11th when the Tigers and Bulldogs renew the SEC oldest football rivalry at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Burns, a friend of Ziemba's, is a four-star rated prospect from Northside High in Fort Smith, Ark., who also has scholarship offers from Auburn and Arkansas.