4-Star OT Sirles talks favorites

Jeremiah Sirles of Lakewood, Co is a mountain man and a mountain of a man all at the same time. The 6-8 300 pound Bear Creek (CO) offensive tackle has a very clear and pointed view of where things stand in his recruitment. He was happy to share his thoughts on his schools and what he likes about each of them.

4-Star Offensive Tackle Jeremiah Sirles spoke with Inside the Ville about his recruitment and where he stands in his process. He to date has 9 scholarship offers and he zeroed in on five that stand out in his mind. He was kind enough to share his thoughts on those schools and even place them in order from one to five.

#1.Oregon – "I really like their spread type offense. And they have a stable coaching staff up there and great weather that I would love to play in. Also I like their depth chart and the fact that I would be able to redshirt then have a chance to compete for a starting spot the following year," said Sirles.

#2.Texas Tech – "I also like their spread type offense because my high school team bases our whole offense from theirs," said Sirles.

#3.Louisville – "I really like the coaches down there, and I really know that they are not going anywhere," said Sirles. "They are really family oriented down there and that is also really important to me."

#4. Arizona State – "They have a great program going on down there. The one thing that concerns me a little about going down there is the weather. I am not one for playing in that hot atmosphere being born and raised in Colorado," said Sirles.

#5. Nebraska – "They are really close to home, and my parents could come and watch me play all my games. And I am really interested in seeing what Bo Pellini can put together up there," said Sirles.

Jeremiah mentioned that Northwestern, New Mexico State, Colorado State, and Kansas State have also offered him besides the teams in his top five.

Sirles say that he is being recruited to Louisville by Coach Tony Alford and he plans to get up close and personal with the program soon.

"I am going down to Louisville this summer. We are not sure what weekend, but my dad and I will definitely be making a trip there this summer," said Sirles.

Jeremiah says that he has three things that are of critical importance to his recruitment.

"First always is academics as a student athlete. Then a stable coach staff is very important where I know that the staff will be there at least as long as I am there. I don't want to be there two year then have a new coaching staff come in and be worried more about the incoming class than they are the upper classmen," said Sirles. "Third is a chance to start early in my career. I want to feel that I can compete for a starting job by my sophomore year there and if I had the chance to compete for the job as a redshirt freshman that would be great but not a must."

Sirles said that he feels that he brings a lot to the table, but one part of his game stands out.

"Definitely pass blocking is my strong point. Our quarterback threw for over 3100 yards last season, so we liked to throw the ball around the yard. I have good quicks off the ball also," said Sirles. "I want to get my drive blocking down a lot more. It is hard to do that much when you throw the ball all the time, but I try to work on it as much as I can when I get the chance."

Jeremiah is a student of his craft and he studies others at his position to help in his own development as a player. One player that he really looks up to is the 2008 #1 overall draft pick of the Miami Dolphins.

"Yeah I really like Jake Long. I have watched him since he was a sophomore at Michigan. I love how he plays and I pattern my game after his," said Sirles.

Sirles says that he has a plan for his path toward making a decision, and how things will hopefully shake out.

"I want to try to get to some schools this summer. And I want to narrow my list to 5 or 6 by the time the season gets here. Then take 3 or 4 official visits, and have my decision made by playoffs or maybe by the middle of the season," said Sirles.

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