Courtesy The Curry County Reporter
|Geoff Zuber, 6-4, 290, DT/OL|
Gold Beach, OR
Geoff himself doesn't mince words, "My first choice would be defensive tackle but it's going to be the coaches final decision." Whatever that decision ends up being, Geoff is working towards making himself the best he can when the time comes. He is currently working out under the "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" program.
Geoff's bench is 315 lbs., cleans; 250lbs., military; 205lbs., (box) squat; 650lbs., and his vertical leap is 27 inches. Geoff is currently 6'4", 300 pounds. He also played basketball all 4 years of High School and started the last 3 years. To give further example of Geoff's versatility, he went out for track this year for the first time and threw both the shot and the discus. He placed 2nd in State in the shot and 3rd in the discus.
Geoff wants to major in Mechanical Engineering while attending Idaho. While visiting Idaho, Geoff was impressed with the campus. During his visit his host was junior defensive lineman Brian Howard. The coach that recruited him was Joel Thomas, and Geoff was joined on campus by another recruit, tight end signee Keith Greer of Mater Dei High School in Southern California.
Kind of a funny story, when I called Geoff to interview him, he was being visited by his new defensive line coach, George Booker. Geoff had just met him face-to-face for the first time (Coach Booker joined the Idaho staff in late December) and his initial impressions were very positive.
Geoff is a very young, High School senior. Coach Swift said, "His potential for growth is huge. He'll only be 17 years old as a College Freshman, I expect him to rise to a whole new level as he matures." He added, "Geoff is exactly the kind of kid you would want in a program, he's a model citizen, he has good values, morals, a good family, good grades and a great work ethic.
It was obvious in talking to Coach Swift that he is a big fan of Geoff Zuber. Coach Swift's enthusiasm for Geoff is contagious. I'm as excited to see Geoff wearing Idaho's Silver and Gold as Coach Swift was to have Geoff on his team for 4 years.