Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas Long Snapper Has West Virginia On His Mind

Be on the look out for Kingwood, Texas junior Grayson Yeager, who is making a run to play Division I football. Currently, Yeager is ranked as a four-star long snapper. Also, he is Kingwood Park High School’s starting varsity offensive tackle.

West Virginia sports run deep in his family. Yeager’s grandfather, Lon Sizemore, and Great Uncle, Dick Brown, both earned spots in the West Virginia Tech Hall of Fame playing basketball. Sizemore moved on with a short career in the ABA League. Yeager grew up watching both basketball and football alongside his grandfather and always hoped he could be part of the excitement at West Virginia one day.

Yeager moved from the St Louis metro area to a small town in Waterloo, Illinois and then to the booming city of Houston his freshman year. Knowing he would not see much playing time as a freshman, Yeager began messing around at practice snapping the ball. Before he knew it, he was the starting snapper his sophomore season.

Shortly after Yeager took on a lineman role. Until then, he spent his career as a full-time offense and defense player, earning accolades as a defensive end. But the Kingwood Park Panthers needed him as an offensive lineman. Given his size at just 16 years old, 6-foot-3, 245-pounds, he can hold his own.

Yeager has a large frame, which should draw attention from a lot of coaches. He can bench 260 pounds and can squat 375 pounds.

“With his drive to constantly improve puts him at the top of his class,” Special Teams University coach Kyle Stelter said of Yeager. “Its been a pleasure helping him get to where he is and I”m excited to help him play at the next level as well. Any school with his drive would be lucky to get this hard working young man to commit.”

Stelter trains many college and NFL snappers and Yeager credits him for tweaking his form and helping him become faster and more accurate. Stelter can be found at http://www.special-teams-university.com/

Yeager has been on a few unofficial visits already, including SMU and the University of Texas but looks forward to visiting more schools in the upcoming season. Be sure to catch some of his highlights on Twitter @grayson_y78

Featured image courtesy NCAASports.org

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