If there is one player that might really see his stock rise over the evaluation period then it might be Matt Geisler
. Geisler, a 6-foot-5 and 320 pound offensive tackle from Columbus (Ohio) Bishop-Watterson has been busy with shot and discus lately.
"It's been good," Giesler said. "Right now I am in track and field. I throw the shot put and the discus. I have thrown 50'-8" for the shot and 133'-3" for the discus."
"I just missed the honor roll on the shot put for the meet. I am not sure exactly in the state or in this area, but I am pretty sure that puts me about fifth in the state or so."
On the football field, Bishop-Watterson had a good real and made it pretty deep into the playoffs. Geisler said that his team doesn't track stats for offensive lineman, but if his honors are any indication then he had a pretty good year last year.
"We did good. We made it to the districts or right before the final four. We don't keep track of offensive line stats. I got first team all-league, first team all-district, honorable mention all-state division two, all-Ohio division two and the Columbus Dispatch gave me honorable mention for all-Columbus."
Geisler strengths line up with what Bishop-Watterson tries to accomplish. He is a road grader. He is able to get onto a block and finish it.
"Right now, it's more run blocking. I can get power on people to move them and then open up holes for our running backs. We are more of a run-oriented offense."
There still haven't been any offers extended to Geisler, but the first might not be too far away considering the interest that he is getting. This might just take the evaluation period to convince some folks about his ability.
"I don't have any offers yet, but I am getting a lot of mail from Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State, Iowa, and Wisoncsin. I also have gotten some from Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and one from Florida a couple of days ago."
Geisler said that he will be looking for a school based on the people that are there, the comfort level and of course the campus and the school. Geisler wants to get along with the people that are there that are involved with the football program first.
"I am looking for a good coaching staff and to see if I get a long with them. I am also looking at the guys on the team to see if I get along with them. Also the campus and the school."
Nebraska has already pulled in a number of top commitments along the offensive line. The magic number for Nebraska along the offensive line seems to be five though and they are currently sitting on four. This high school offensive tackle from Columbus (Ohio) has the size that Nebraska desires in their lineman.