4 Star OL has Early Offer from Tech

Offensive lineman Lee Ziemba is considered one of the top prospects in Arkansas for the Class of 2007. He is highly regarded as one of the nation's top lineman, and several programs have offered scholarships. Are the Red Raiders one of them?

"I have been talking to USC and Notre Dame a lot lately, and I feel like they both could be close to offering me," said Lee Ziemba from Rogers (Ark.) "The offensive line coach [John Latina] at Notre Dame said he really liked my highlight film. He was going to discuss it with Coach [Charlie] Weiss when he came back in town. Both of those programs are in desperate need of some offensive lineman."

"I don't have any overall favorites. I like all the schools who have offered me. I have offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech."

Ziemba was in Fayettville two weeks ago for a special Junior Day as he shared, "The visit to Arkansas went really good. They invited five in-state guys who they had offered to come up there. We toured all the facilities. We saw where the freshman and sophomores live. We ate dinner with all the coaches."

Ziemba doesn't want people to think he is a lock to stay in-state. Despite living close to the Razorback campus, the 6-6, 285-pound lineman was raised in a different state.

"Arkansas is basically right down the road from me," he said. "By no means am I a die-hard Arkansas fan. I am originally from south Alabama. Both my parents attended Auburn University. That won't have any affect on my decision though."

The state of Arkansas had two top prospects in the class of 2006 with a rather dramatic recruiting season. Springdale's Mitch Mustain and Damien Williams both signed with the Razorbacks in the end. Ziemba plans to make an early solid commitment.

"I would like to get my decision over with by the end of summer," he said. "My parents and I are going to make plans to visit several schools. I don't want what happened with Mitch Mustain and Damien [Williams] to happen to me. I want to make my commitment and be done with it."

Ziemba plans to let his faith take over when making his college decision.

"I really and truly have no idea what I am going to base my decision on," he said. "I plan to be a history teacher and a football coach, but I don't know. I am going to go wherever the Lord leads me."

Ziemba hopes to attend the Scout.com All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa,(Ala.) April 29 or in Oxford, (Miss.) April 30.

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