Griesbach Makes His Mark

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With the growth just north of Austin in the Round Rock area, the number of college scouts mining the area for Division 1 talent is increasing as well and one of the big time talents from this area is Round Rock Westwood LB Chase Griesbach.

The 6'1 205 pound senior to be with 4.5 speed has been impressive the past two seasons for the Warriors as in 2006 as a sophomore Griesbach was named District 14-5A newcomer of the year honors posting 167 tackles. In 2007, Chase earned second team all 14-5A honors as he notched 148 tackles. Griesbach sports some impressive numbers in the weight room as well, as he has a bench press max of 285 pounds and a squat max of 415 pounds.

During the spring Chase can be found leading the Westwood baseball team as he has also started for the Warriors since his sophomore season. "I'm pretty versatile, with my speed I can play the pass as well as the run, I'm also always around the ball. This summer I really want to work on getting quicker and stronger," said Griesbach.

As things stand right now, Griesbach doesn't have any favorites but Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and LSU are all in the mix to land the star from Central Texas. This summer look for the Westwood LB in camps at Texas and possibly two other schools and he'll be participating in seven on seven play for the Warriors.

When asked what factors will most influence his decision will be how he clicks with the school's coaching staff, along with academics and the chance to possibly play two sports. Griesbach says he likely won't make a decision until after the 2008 season as he's got some high aspirations for the upcoming season. "I am hoping we can make a playoff run and possibly practice on Thanksgiving."

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