As we continue to turn our attention to the 2018 class, one player to keep an eye on is Auburn (Wa.) OL Jacob Kludsikofsky and he updated Northwest Elite Index.
“I felt like I had a good season, but we didn’t make the playoffs, so we obviously have more to work on as a team and I have a lot to work on as well,” Kludsikofsky said recently. “My pass-blocking is probably what I do best. I have pretty good footwork for a guy my size and I feel like I am just a more natural pass-blocker.”
After looking at his film, the 6’4″, 280-pounder shows outstanding drive blocking abilities and the ability to get to the next level pretty easily.
Giving a self-analysis, Kludsikofsky said there is definitely two areas he wants to focus on this offseason.
“My coach said that I need to work on my snapping, just to make me more versatile and able to help my team any way that I can,” Kludsikofsky noted. “I also want to get my pad-level to come down so that I can handle bull-rushers and also drive block better.”
Recruiting has yet to really get started for the talented junior, but he’s hoping that changes soon and he plans to hit the camp circuit in the spring and summer to both work on his overall game and to let college coaches see him in person.
“I want to hit as many camps as possible, but the ones I know I want to hit for sure are the Washington camp and the Montana camp,” Kludsikofsky said. “I’m also looking at going to the Montana State camp and possibly hitting the Oregon and Oregon State camps, but right now, I’m not too sure on that.”
Kludsikofsky is talented and he has the feet to play on the edge, but he looks like a better fit inside at guard or center where his smarts, technique and aggressiveness can be used to their full potential.
NEI will continue to keep track of Kludsikofsky in the coming months and we will update news on him as it happens.