Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Rivals.com names Koehler best offensive guard
St. Louis School offensive lineman Reeve Koehler is the nation's No. 1 guard and checks in at No. 67 overall, according to the first Rivals100 for the class of 2013 released today by the Rivals.com.
"The thing I like most about Koehler is he dominates on every snap and really makes it known by his play that he's not going to give an inch to anybody. Koehler has great size, most of his film is at offensive guard, but he can move well enough to play tackle as well," said Rivals.com West Analyst Adam Gorney of the 6-foot-3, 300-pounder. "Really, the best thing about him is he doesn't just like moving people out of the way. Koehler gets his hands on people and moves them where he wants."
Koehler was the top player at last week's Nike SPARQ Combine in Honolulu on the offensive side of the ball in drills and also tested well, finishing with an 89.43 SPARQ Rating. Koehler said he has heard from all of the Pac-12 schools except USC and has offers from Washington, Utah, Washington State and Hawaii.
EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 3, 2009, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated wrote the story below for sportsillustrated.cnn.com about Reeve Koehler, who was an 8th-grader at the time. Koehler received the scholarship offer after performing drills at Hawaii's camp. Koehler's first game in pads was a youth all-star game in the Alamo Dome (photo below). Reeve Koehler's older brother, Solomon, is an offensive lineman at Arizona. ~Rodney S. Yap.