Gault's pass blocking is pretty good for a high school player one game into his junior season. Going against a 6-6, 215-pound defensive end for the majority of the game, Gault utilized his upper body strength to neutralize multiple threats, as he didn't allow any sacks or quarterback hurries from his left tackle spot. His footwork was pretty good and so was his awareness, as he picked up a handful of blitzes to afford his quarterback more time and notched a couple impressive pancake and cut blocks.
The biggest areas where Gault needs to improve are in his strength, first step and endurance. A couple times watching him he got the upper hand initially, but lost his blocker after a couple of seconds and watched him make the tackle. He also got called for a holding penalty on third-and-2 inside the five-yard line when his defender disengaged.
"A couple plays here and there I'd take back, but I thought I played well," said Gault. "There are lots of things I can work on. It's a good start."
He's only one game into his junior season, but Gault has all the intangibles and tremendous upside when he gets to Wisconsin in two years, likely starting out at an interior line position.
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