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Player: Zach Sterup

Hometown: Hastings, NE

Position: OT

Height: 6'9"

Weight: 265 lbs

40 time: 5.0

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Scholarships: Iowa

Favorites: Colorado State, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio, Wisconsin

 

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Would love to keep this kid in state, if even based solely on his monster frame. Looks to be a decent player nonetheless-- offered on the spot by Iowa at their JR day.

 

Apparently, Zach is quite the basketball player also. He is said to have college potential in both sports, and has yet to choose which he will play in college.

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Player: Zach Sterup

Hometown: Hastings, NE

Position: OT

Height: 6'9"

Weight: 265 lbs

40 time: 5.0

Visit Date:

Scholarships: Iowa

Favorites: Colorado State, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio, Wisconsin

 

Rivals:

Scout:

ESPN:

 

 

Thanks for the info. This link works for rivals:Fixed Rivals linky

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Wow 6'9. He is a tank.

 

It's when we add guys like this to the OL that I begin to believe in that whole "Quarterbacks should be 6'4"+ " mumbo-jumbo. Carnes, Kellogg & Martinez might have a tough time seeing/throwing over this guy.

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I think that's why we are heading more to a roll out type of attack. We could see bigger slot backs and WR for blocking this year. Little of this showed up in our bowl game rolling out with the back and having the slot back coming down on the LBer. Little more hard nose football maybe that's why we may see no green shirts this year in the spring game.

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Wow 6'9. He is a tank.

 

Which is actually a bad thing, if the height is legit. Reason being he will have a tougher time getting low to stop edge rushers. And if he plays inside, it will be much easier for DTs to gain leverage on a much taller opponent.

 

And being still in HS, he's likely to grow more. So you have to wonder how tall he will get.

 

I actually hope for once a kids height isn't right and he is a few inches shorter than listed.

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Wow 6'9. He is a tank.

 

Which is actually a bad thing, if the height is legit. Reason being he will have a tougher time getting low to stop edge rushers. And if he plays inside, it will be much easier for DTs to gain leverage on a much taller opponent.

 

And being still in HS, he's likely to grow more. So you have to wonder how tall he will get.

 

I actually hope for once a kids height isn't right and he is a few inches shorter than listed.

 

It seems like the NFL covets these tall OT, 6'5" - 6'7" has almost become the standard especially the Left Tackles. You don't see very many 6'3" guys at that spot any more. I imagine it's b/c of the arm length the have. If he is 6'9" he's going to have a huge reach advantage against almost anybody he matches up against. If he can develop great technique and has quick enough feet he's going to be very very tough to pass rush against. Iowa is like an OL factory they seem to send quality O-linemen to the NFL every year. They must have seen something they liked in him to offer him. And who knows 10 yrs down the road everyone might be looking for that 6'8" - 6'9" OT.

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If football is his game hopefully he stops growing and starts filling-out his height more.

 

With Iowa already in the mix should be interesting to see what happens with Sterup.

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Wow 6'9. He is a tank.

 

Which is actually a bad thing, if the height is legit. Reason being he will have a tougher time getting low to stop edge rushers. And if he plays inside, it will be much easier for DTs to gain leverage on a much taller opponent.

 

And being still in HS, he's likely to grow more. So you have to wonder how tall he will get.

 

I actually hope for once a kids height isn't right and he is a few inches shorter than listed.

 

It seems like the NFL covets these tall OT, 6'5" - 6'7" has almost become the standard especially the Left Tackles. You don't see very many 6'3" guys at that spot any more. I imagine it's b/c of the arm length the have. If he is 6'9" he's going to have a huge reach advantage against almost anybody he matches up against. If he can develop great technique and has quick enough feet he's going to be very very tough to pass rush against. Iowa is like an OL factory they seem to send quality O-linemen to the NFL every year. They must have seen something they liked in him to offer him. And who knows 10 yrs down the road everyone might be looking for that 6'8" - 6'9" OT.

 

Arm length is fine, but that would be beneficial for a shorter man to keep defenders out of getting into him. At Sterup's supposed height, defenders are going to constantly force him to prove he can bend and move. Edge rushers are going to dip their shoulder to get under his blocks. DT's will use his height as a disadvantage to consistently get under his pads to set him off balance.

 

Really, his best hope is at OT. Very few OG's make it being tall. I remember researching one that there are very few OG's in the NFL who are even 6'5 or taller.

 

Football is a game of leverage, and more times than not, the low man wins in that case. Being at an extreme height is a huge disadvantage in his case, and it's why most people at Sterup's supposed height choose other sports to succeed.

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i read in an article in scout that he wants to try and play football and basketball and that his offer from Iowa was big because they are recruiting him for basketball also.

 

if he is to go to NU, I think Doc or the next NU Basketball coach will have to be involved in it also.

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Good grief, Too Tall Jones was 6'9". The tallest players currently in the NFL are around 6'9". Quite correct to note that any growth jeopardizes his chance of playing football much longer.

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Good grief, Too Tall Jones was 6'9". The tallest players currently in the NFL are around 6'9". Quite correct to note that any growth jeopardizes his chance of playing football much longer.

 

:yeah

 

And Harold Carmichael was a 6'8" WR for the Eagles.

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