District 2 Recruiting News: Chris Bleich (OT) Wyoming Valley West (2018)
Written by: Raymond Wyberski on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Chris is a mammoth 6’6, 318 lbs offensive tackle entering his senior season. He has been sought after pretty much since after his Freshman season, with 17 scholarship offers and counting with schools like Penn State, Nebraska, UCLA, Mississippi St, and Louisville. Chris has a lot of options.
He recently went on an unofficial visit to UCLA. hen asked about the visit, he said it was about the different culture on the west coast and was a very cool experience! Chris also had a good unofficial visit to the University of Nebraska, mainly because of a familiar friend he had from IMG that was there introducing him to all the 2018 commits so they jelled very well and felt comfortable there.
At this time Chris does not have a top three list like some recruits put out. He told me he would like to get that between him and his family at this time. But he did say on a timetable for a commitment he would like it to be before the high school season starts, Which is August 25th for the Spartans. Over the spring and into this summer he has been busy at camps and on his visits, with his best times coming in at 5.43 40 yard dash, 5.05 shuttle,and a 23.4 inch vertical. But camps are now over and he strictly is concentrating on his upcoming senior season,with possibly one more visit.
Now on to the strength which is this kid’s strong suit. He said that at this time his maxes are 435 on the bench, and a squat of 730 lbs. That is very impressive for a kid in high school. They are college and pro numbers! Chris says his greatest off-season improvement has been his balance out of his stance and his footwork. ESPN has him a 4-star recruit and the 22ND best offensive tackle in the country. 247 sports has Chris as a 3-star recruit and the 30th best offensive tackle in the country.
He also has been nominated for the US Army All American game in Texas. So the sky is the limit for Chris and the Spartans this year which he has high expectations for his senior season and expects them to have a great year!
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