Five Star Recruit Still Interested in Auburn

A football recruiting report is featured on Lee Ziemba.

Rogers, Ark.--At the halfway point of the 2006 season, things are going very nicely for offensive lineman Lee Ziemba and his Rogers High School football team.

The 6-7, 305-pound tackle is coming off a strong performance in which he was credited with 14 pancake blocks in a victory over Fort Smith Southside High.

"I played pretty well, but I wouldn't say that was my best game so far this season," says Ziemba. "I had 17 pancakes vs. Shawnee."

Ziemba, who is considered one of the top prospects in the state of Arkansas regardless of position, got an at-school visit from Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who jetted out to his homestate in late September to check out Ziemba and quarterback prospect Kodi Burns of Fort Smith Northside High.

"I had a good conversation with Coach Tuberville," the big lineman says. "We talked about how our season is going and how I was doing. He told me that Auburn would like to have me come in and compete for a starting spot at offensive tackle next season. He told me it is a good opportunity."

The lineman, who is rated as a five star prospect, notes that Tuberville left Rogers to watch Burns and planned to return to see the end of Ziemba's game. "He couldn't make it back because of thunderstorms in the area so his jet couldn't land in the bad weather."

Ziemba narrowed his college choices to Arkansas and Auburn earlier this year and says that hasn't changed. He notes he is in no hurry to make a decision. "I have told other college coaches that those are the two colleges I am considering so most of the coaches have respected that and are no longer trying to recruit me," he says.

Ziemba notes that he has not set any official visits yet. His last on-campus visit was to Fayetteville to see Arkansas in its only loss of the season, an opening day setback to Southern Cal.

"It looks like I am going to make it to Auburn for the Georgia game," he says. Ziemba took an unofficial visit to the Auburn over the summer.

As he heads into the second half of his senior season, Ziemba is upbeat with how his 5-0 team is performing. "We are really coming together and playing well," he notes. "The offense is off to a strong start and the defense is playing better than we expected so everything is going well."

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