He’s probably the top rated WDE in Kentucky High School football. If he isn’t number one in the ’23 class at where he projects he isn’t far off.
Ziesmer is coming off a stellar junior campaign where, in three years, his Boyle County Rebels have been runners-up his freshman year and Class 4A champions both his sophomore and junior campaigns. Much of it relates to Boyle having a 3-star DE to deploy defensively along its front.
Ziesmer is 6-3 and weighs 240-pounds. In spite of his heft, he still clicks off 40-yards in 4.65-seconds which he did at Ohio State’s football camp this past summer. In addition, Ziesmer broad jumped 8-feet, 8-inches, recorded a 39-inch vertical; power cleaned 320-pounds while bench pressing a cool three-bills (300-pounds).
That power clean broke the school’s all-time record. At least, that is what Coach Haddix related in an interview with the Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR).
They talk about players having length. Length is among the more prized commodities in college football recruiting. Length is denoted by limb length well exceeding what would be normal for one’s height. Disproportionately long arms can be useful. Remember fighting little brother in the back yard and extending your arms to hold him away from you with your “reach?” He couldn’t land a blow, right?
Ziesmer has freakish length. The six-three (6-3) prospect has a wing-span of six-foot, eight-inches (6’8″). Coach Haddix, again being interviewed for a story published and aired on KSR, couldn’t believe it until he saw if for himself. “…I was like, ‘What? No Way.'”
Ziesmer reports offers from UK, UofL, EKU, WKU, UAB, WVU, UVa, UT, and Purdue. He has camped and performed exceptionally at the Ohio State University and Clemson.
There are plenty of suitors still circling. There will be plenty more offers. We have heard he may be a “soft” UK lean presently. That is subject to change.
Pending the offers yet to be tendered, Ziesmer has the most important offseason in his athletic life fast approaching. The summer between one’s junior and senior seasons is the busiest time in the life of any football recruit.
This guy’s dance card is already crowded. Who knows how many more will be poised to jump aboard.
Till then he will be in “Title Town,” playing for a 10-time State Champion with plenty fire power to win its third in a row next year. They will have a very potent round chambered to fire at that particular bullseye when next Fall arrives. We’ll all be watching anxiously.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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