With the Mustangs probably not taking more than one, if any, offensive lineman in the 2010 recruiting class, there will be added attention in 2011. One player they have seemed to target early is Cypress Creek offensive guard Kyle Bockeloh. The junior was invited to the East Carolina game last weekend and walked away very impressed.
"I really like how the coaches have a whole confident attitude. The players were really friendlily when I talked to them and it seems like there is a positive attitude about the program," stated Bockeloh to PonyStampede.com. "I think they are on the right track because the way they have took things this season and their previous losses. The came back as underdogs last week and won. When you do something like that, I feel you are going in the right direction. I would love to come back and take another visit if my schedule is permitting."
At 6'4, 255 pounds, Bockeloh has been getting interest from SMU, Iowa, Alabama, and a few schools in Oklahoma. Possibly somewhat undersized for a college lineman, Bockeloh put on 40 pounds of muscle to get ready for his 1st year as a varsity starter. He plans to add on extra weight again this summer, but does not to put on any fat.
The run happy Cypress Creek Cougars have jumped out to a 5-1 start, losing their first game last week.
"I have done pretty good according to my coach. We are 5-1 to this point. We are a strong team when it comes to the run. Even though we run a lot more, I would say that I'm pretty even when it comes to pass blocking," said Bockeloh.
Early in the recruiting process Bockeloh does not have any favorites, but is open to getting a decision made and out of the way when he finds the school that best fits him.
"I'm really open to just a school that I like and has a family aspect to it. I don't have any favoritism right now," said the offensive guard. "They have to have a program where the coaches are in to it. I want my coaches to be personal with the players. I also want their to be a decent level of academics."
Currently the junior benches 345 pounds and squats 435. He runs a 4.96 forty, and is described as a player that is always doing what ever it takes to get better.
PonyStampede.com will track Bockeloh the rest of the year and let you know if and when things progress.