Guided by a strong spirutual faith, offensive lineman Lee Ziemba of Rogers, Ark., High School is in no rush to pick a college. "I have been blessed by God with the ability and size to play the game I love and receive a free education," Ziemba said.
Size and ability are certainly not an issue. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound high school junior was named to the All-State team last year, and said he prefers the offensive tackle spot. "I play some defense in goal-line and short-yardage situations," he said. "But I'm going to play tackle in college."
Ziemba recently received an offer from Michigan, which he wasn't expecting. "I hadn't really heard much from them, so getting an offer was a surprise," he said. "I will be taking a look at them now."
Having moved around a lot as a result of his father's work, Ziemba said he didn't grow up a fan of any particular team. "I'm just a fan of college football," he said. "Everyone is just about equal now, and everyone is recruiting me about the same. My text messages get filled up every day, and every time I delete them they just start coming again."
Ziemba said he attended camps at Alabama, Oklahoma, and Tennessee last year, and has not plans to attend any camps this summer. "I've been to an Arkansas spring practice, and visited Alabama and Auburn," he said. "I'm not going to any more camps but will take a lot of visits." He added that Michigan is not on his visit list at this time.
Leaving home will not be a problem, Ziemba said. "I'm looking for comfort with the coaches, the men that will be taking care of me," he said. "I don't need a friend, but I want a good coach. I'm also looking at graduation rates." He said he would one day like to be a history teacher and coach high school football.
As far as a decision, Ziemba said he would like to have it done before his senior season. "I'm not going to rush it," he said. "I want to be absolutely sure though. Once I make a commitment I don't want to make a change."
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