Looking To Camp At KSU

MANHATTAN, Kan. - In his first year as a varsity starter at Coppell (Texas) High School, Bill Weber distinguished himself as one of the top junior offensive lineman in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound tackle has three early offers, but is drawing plenty of interest from top D-1 programs.

Weber's plan is to hit the camp circuit hard this summer and will be visiting K-State next weekend in hopes of making a further impression on the Wildcat coaching staff.

"I've been in contact with Sean Snyder," Weber told KStatefans.com. "My offensive line coach, Russ Stange, played at Kansas State for four years. He speaks very highly of the program and I'm definitely interested, but it's just in the evaluation stage right now."

Weber's offer are from Tulsa, Harvard, and Stony Brook. This week he's attending camps at Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas Tech with trips scheduled to K-State and Kansas the week after.

"Arkansas said they were very impressed with me," Weber stated. "I love their offense of flying around hitting people which is what I love to do. Missouri was yesterday, Arkansas was today, and Texas Tech is tomorrow. After going to camp at both Kansas schools, I'll probably be going to Tulsa in a couple of weeks and Vanderbilt in July.

"I'm completely open right now. You know, I'm just looking to find the best program I can fit in. At camp, I like to see how excited coaches get. I want to play for a coach who has a great passion for the game and who loves to be out on the field with his players. I'm willing to play anywhere on the line and location isn't that important to me. I guess you could say I'm easy to please."

In 2012, Weber helped the Coppell Cowboys to an 11-1 record including a huge win over eventual state champion, Allen. He was a unanimous selection for All-District (Texas Class 5A Region 1, District 5).

"I play the strong tackle position,: he explained. "We have a strong side and a quick side so I can play on either side of the line according to what play we're running. I'm also the backup at guard and center. During my junior season I improved the most on my physicality. Going into the season we changed to a pro-style offense from a spread. The coaching philosophy allowed me to play more physical and knock the crap out of people. I enjoy getting out there and kicking people's butts. I'm not sure how many pancakes I had (last year) but I know it was a lot.

"Definitely the goal for next season is to win state. As far as personal goals, I'd like to be named All-State and All-District and really just continue improving as a player. Recently, I was voted a team captain. It's an honor and plan on taking a leadership role on this year's team."

Coppell received many visitors for their spring practice who came to get a glimpse of Solomon Thomas, one of the country's top defensive linemen in the class of '14. They also got to scout up and comers like Weber and Blake Mahon, who recently committed to Baylor.

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