Ziemba Wins Another Major Honor

The awards keep coming for big Lee Ziemba, who plans to sign with the Tigers.

Rogers, Ark.--Lee Ziemba, a highly-regarded, two-time All-State offensive tackle verbal commitment for the Auburn Tigers, has picked up another major honor.

Ziemba joins future Auburn teammate Enrique Davis as a member of the 2007 Parade All-America football team.

"It's quite an honor," says the 6-7, 305-pounder from Rogers High School. "I hope I can live up to that. I was surprised when I found out about it."

Ziemba, who was previously named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Arkansas, is also a member of the USA Today All-American team. He has also been named an All-State Player and the Arkansas Class 7A Player of the Year after helping Rogers High School post a 12-1 record with the only loss in the state championship game.

The lineman is rated as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Arkansas this year by Scout.com behind Fort Smith Northside High quarterback Kodi Burns, who is also a verbal commitment to Auburn.

Ziemba, who plans to sign scholarship papers on Wednesday, is the defending state champion in the discus and plans to compete in that event again this spring. He finished fifth in the shot put at the state championships as a junior.

The lineman announced in January he would sign with the Tigers, picking AU over the Arkansas Razorbacks. "My dad graduated from Auburn and my mom attended Auburn," Ziemba says, explaining his interest in the Tigers. "I love the area. It is like a second home to me.

Ziemba is part of what is expected to be the most talented offensive line class Tommy Tuberville and his staff have brought to Auburn. The tackle joins the nation's number two ranked center, Ryan Pugh of Hoover, as well as talented seniors Chaz Ramsey, Kyle Coulahan and Jared Cooper as offensive linemen planning to sign with Auburn on Wednesday.

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