There are sure a lot of great looking linemen around this year in the Evergreen State. Among them is big Chris Miedema of Everett High School. Back from a severe injury last season he is focused on making some noise and helping out his team this year.
At 6'6" and 300 pounds that will not be hard to do. The big linemen is getting better and better and taking time this Spring to prepare for his Senior year. He is also taking in some collegiate visits and we chatted with him this week about a couple of his stops.
"So far I have been to WSU and Idaho. Out at Idaho I met with Coach Gesser and some others and saw a Spring practice. The weather was great inside the Dome! They have a good thing going out there," said Chris.
Proior to that he had been out to WSU to see what the Cougars are up to and had a chance to see Coach McGuire and look around Pullman and the campus.
"That was nice. They have a good thing going there," he offered saying he continues to stay in touch with the Cougars.
Now Chris knows he has to look at all of his options so he is out at Montana this week and said he plans to meet with Bob Beers. The Coaching turmoil out there right now may have created some issues but it is clear he was going up to see the Campus and meet people in the football program one way or the other.
In June he will hit the Nike Football Training Camp on the 10th and said he is looking at attendind the new camp in Portland July 20-22 called Trench Camp which will be Coached by Former NFL Greats and Hall of Fame Linemen Stan Brock, Gary Zimmerman, and Neil Elshire.
"The key for me is that I am strong. Where I will improve on my speed and agility," he offered. "You can never be too quick and by the time we hit Doubles I will be in the best shape ever for me."
Chris is a good student and a hard worker and has the frame of a collegiate linemen. That opens some doors for him. He plans on being prepared when it comes time and hopes someone gives him a shot where he can contribute.
WashingtonPreps.com will continue to cover Chris Miedema as the season comes along!