When your son is 6-7, 305-pounds and considered the top lineman in the state of Arkansas, it wasn't surprising that it seemed like everybody wanted to know where Lee Ziemba planned to attend college. That was especially true in Rogers, which is a short drive from the University of Arkansas campus.
A prospect with offers from around the country, even when the offensive tackle narrowed his choices to two colleges, Auburn and Arkansas, the heavy attention was still there.
"It's been quiet for a little while now and the calls have about stopped," says Mike Ziemba, who is pleased about that development. An Auburn graduate, he is obviously pleased his son will play for his alma mater, but notes it won't be easy on the family to make road trips to the Plains.
"Our daughter is a sophomore who will be playing in the band on Friday nights so that is going to be a challenge to see both of them in the same weekend," he says.
Ziemba ended recruiting his recruiting on Jan. 19th, making Auburn offensive line coach Hugh Nall, who recruits the state of Arkansas, a very happy man with Ziemba being a part of an impressive looking group of offensive line signees for the Tigers.
The Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year agrees with his dad that his life is much calmer now that his plans are set in stone to be an Auburn Tiger. "I feel really good about my decision," he says. "Auburn is a good fit for me and I am excited about being a part of the program.