One thing college coaches are always looking for from a prospect is a non-stop motor, and that definitely represents West Valley (Yakima) DL Robert Koch who earned First Team All-Big Nine honors after posting 60 tackles and five sacks as a junior in 2012.
“I’m a freestyle wrestler, so that helps me with my leverage and strength,” Koch told Northwest Elite Index over the weekend. “I’m working real hard on my strength and getting bigger this year. Me and the rest of my team are working out in our weight lifting class together and pushing each other every day.”
With his non-stop motor, Koch said he likes to be a leader, but he uses his actions more than his words to get his point across.
“I’m pushing guys every day in practice, trying to keep guys focused on getting to the playoffs,” Koch said. “I’m not really the most vocal guy. I like to push guys through my actions, but I speak up when I need to.”
On the recruiting front, Koch has yet to hear from schools, but is planning to attend Idaho’s Junior Day at the end of the month and also wants to hit several camps.
“Our team goes to Eastern Washington for their camp, so that’s definitely one I’m going to hit, but I’m also looking at a few others,” Koch said. “I know the Barton camps were going on over in Seattle, but that was too far for me to drive and get back for things back here, so I haven’t been able to get out to them.
“I’ll probably hit some combines and some other camps once they start releasing the dates and stuff.”
We will keep track of Koch over the next few months and update things as they happen.