One of the other sites is reporting that Tom Schmeling is leading at the #1 OG spot over Tibbs , Stephens & Fisher. Tom is a 6'3" 290 lbs. Soph. He was recruited to ISU from the same Atlantic class as Bret Meyer.
I played football at Atlantic with Tom's dad Gene. If he ahs the same mean streak and dedication as his dad he will be a good fit.
Schmelling is all man and I think he is a good fit next to our monster center. He is very strong, and aggressive. I am glad to see he has pulled ahead of Paul F. I like the agility (relative to Paul) that he brings to the position and the attitude he brings to the team. (not to mention we will have at least one returning Olineman next year.)
Tom graduated with Brett, but is a year behind as he grey shirted his freshman year and joined the team in January. Word then was he used his time very wisely and was a workout machine and came in very strong. He then redshirted during Bretts first year as QB.
With Reggie Stephens having pushed for a spot and in the two deeps as a redshirt freshman and Tibbs back next year as well I am feeling better about our O-line next year for Todd & Brett's senior year.
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