The state of Wisconsin has developed some solid offensive linemen over the years, with many going on to have solid collegiate careers. There are several impressive in-state offensive linemen in the 2016 class, but one of the more under-the-radar prospects is Shawano junior offensive tackle Zeke Gueths. He recently picked up his first offer from Eastern Michigan and has been hearing from quite a few schools in his recruitment.
“My recruitment is going great,” Gueths told BadgerNation. “I got my first offer recently, and I’m still super excited from that. The whole process is really new to me, so I’m not sure what to expect. I have been contacted by Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota State, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan. All of them have come to my school within the past few weeks.”
Another school that has been in contact is Wisconsin, as graduate assistant Josh Oglesby reached out to the 6-6, 260-pound tackle to gauge his interest.
“Coach Oglesby messaged me on Twitter the other day,” said Gueths. “He said he would send me the times for their junior day. I would love to go and see what Madison is all about.
“I’m very interested in the Badgers. As a Wisconsin kid, I’ve always been a Badger fan. I have many friends and family attending the school. I’d love to get on that field and be a part of the Badger tradition. I believe my play does fit there. I will get done what is asked of me.”
Not coming from a known powerhouse program, Gueths plays multiple positions on his football team while also competing in several other sports. Saying he relies on a strong work ethic and the willingness to absorb coaching, Gueths is working hard to become a better player and person.
“Being from a smaller high school, I play different spots on the field,” said Gueths. “I haven’t specialized in one area. I’m also a three-sport athlete, so that athleticism helps me on the line being able to move well for my size. I’m lifting hard in the weight room and trying to get stronger. I play offensive line, defensive line and part of all the special teams. I will continue to work hard and improve myself on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”