Lohn Visits Oklahoma State

One of the top players in the state of Missouri is making an early stop in Stillwater for the Orange-White spring game weekend. Nathanael Lohn is a 6-3, 265-pound dynamo at defensive end for Kansas City (Staley), Mo., who has already attracted seven scholarship offers from the likes of Stanford, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State, Indiana and Minnesota.

Lohn earned All-State honors from the Missouri Sportswriters for Class 5A and was also honored with All-State and All-Metro in the Kansas City Star.

He finished his junior season with 98 total tackles and 12 sacks. An outstanding student, he can bench press 400 pounds and squats more than 500 pounds. You also have to like the fact that he is ready and willing to do things that will improve his skills like wrestling.

He has visited Stanford, Iowa State, Kansas State, and Missouri for junior days at those schools. This weekend he is making the trip south to check out the Oklahoma schools.

"I am heading to Oklahoma for their spring game and I am also going to visit Oklahoma State on Friday," said Lohn. "I want to check out all of the schools that have offered me and have an opportunity to meet the coaches and find out about the schools."

Lohn is going with his dad to Oklahoma and they are scheduled to be at the OU spring game on Saturday. Lohn is also an excellent student as he carries close to a 4.0 GPA. He has been very encouraged by his recruitment so far.

"It's going well so far, but I think I'm in the early stages of it," Lohn said of his recruitment to The Bootleg, Scout's Stanford website. "I've been trying to go to all the Junior Days I've been invited to. I've been Missouri, Iowa State and Kansas State so far, and several other schools have invited me to theirs that are coming up."

Stanford was the second school to offer and they saw his video, just as you can on YouTube. Watching the video reveals a very good player.

"Some schools see me as a DE-type, and some as a DT," said Lohn to The Bootleg. "I feel comfortable pretty much anywhere on the DL. Coaches see it as depending on how my weight goes. If I get heavier then I'll go inside, and if not, I'll stay where I am at the end.

"I'm fine playing anywhere. I'm 6-3, 265. I'm just trying to get as strong as I can, just maintain that right now. My playing weight next season, I'd like to be probably 270. If I do gain weight, I'd like to gain it in my legs so I can be faster. I've been doing a lot of squats lately and maintaining footwork through jump and rope ladders."

Lohn is a very smart football player that is extremely dedicated to becoming better and having success no matter where he ends up going to college. He is also a young man that will leave no stone unturned. He is going to kick the tires and examine every one of his school options closely as he is this weekend in Oklahoma.

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