(Chris Miedma 6-6 305 OL Everett)
A recruit in the state of Washington seeing his recruitment pick up is Everett OL Chris Miedema and on February 25th the big, physically imposing line prospect was in Pullman to take in Washington State’s Junior Day festivities.
“I spent a lot of time with coach (Clay) McGuire and just going over their offense,” Miedema told NEI recently. “I really enjoyed myself over there. They want me to come to their one-day camp in June and I’m planning to do that. They want to see more of me this summer and how I fit into their scheme, so I know what I have to do to show them.”
Another Pac 12 school showing Miedema is Oregon State and he said he plans to head to Corvallis soon as well.
“Their Junior Day is coming up and I’m going to head down there for that too,”Miedema said. “It’s good having all this early interest and it’s exciting, but I don’t have any offers yet.”
When he steps on the field, the first thing you notice about Miedema is his impressive size. At 6’6″ and weighing in at 305 pound, Miedema already has legit college size and he says this offseason he’s hard at work on things that will help him improve in every aspect of the game.
“I’m working a lot on my quickness and my speed,” Miedema noted. “I want to be stronger as the game goes on and working on those things will really help my stamina.
“I played right tackle this past year, but I have spent a lot of time at guard and this fall I’ll be playing left tackle, so I’ll have experience all along the offensive line. What I do best is probably my run-blocking. I’m aggressive and in run-blocking that’s a real asset, but I’m also pretty good at pass-blocking too.”
This weekend Miedema plans to take in the Barton Camp up at Skyline High School in Sammamish and he said he also wants to hit some of the Elite (invite only) events that are being planned by Taylor Barton and the rest of the coaches.
“I know that there is a ton of great competition there and that’s really what helps you improve,” Biedema said.
We will have more on Miedema after he hits the camp and combine circuit this spring.