If there is one position group that we focus on and analyze the most over a season it would be undoubtedly be offensive line. Secondary could be a close second but the offensive line of a team is the engine that gets the train rolling.
Second year OL coach Joe Pawlak is obviously quite aware of this and has seemingly been recruiting well to upgrade/improve that unit for future seasons.
Last week big offensive tackle Jordan Ver Meer of West Lyon High School in Iowa gave his commitment to the Hawks and by doing so will help upgrade a unit in need of length and size.
— Jordan Ver Meer (@JordanVerMeer25) August 28, 2020
Ver Meer, 6’6″-285, has a prototype tackle body with long arms and long frame. He lowers his pads nicely at the point of the block – no titty-bumping chest plates with the opponent. Ver Meer also plays defensive line for the Wildcats and shows a little change of direction ability in those clips, as well. If there is a state that’s known for turning out good, tough offensive lineman, it’s Iowa.
This will be a nice addition to a UND OL group that needs more tackle bodies. They already got a commitment from Sam Hagen of Park River, ND (6’6″-275).
West Lyon won the 1A state championship last season, destroying Van Meter 50-14 and finishing the season 12-1. Bringing in players from winning programs that have winning attitudes is always a vital part of recruiting.
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