At 6-2, 304 pounds Solomon Koehler is one of the most intimidating defensive linemen in the entire country. The big defensive tackle from Castle HS has dominated opponents in Hawaii for two years now and has lived up tp the hype this week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Koehler is the prototypical defensive tackle prospect with good size, great speed and places with a nasty streak. He has been very good at stuffing the run and has continually been able to beat the double-team with his natural ability. Koehler has been one of the top defensive tackles this week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl giving the top offensive linemen in the nation all they can handle.
Koehler was interested in Hawaii and Oregon State but is headed to play for the Arizona Wildcats. Koehler is a player that could come in and contribute right away on the college level. He is a bit raw and will benefit greatly from college coaching but there is no denying that he already has the frame of a college defensive tackle and could contribute on his natural ability alone.
"The coaches. Coach Stoops and Coach Mike are the reason. Coach Stoops coached Tommie Harris so he can get me to the next level," Koehler explained.
"I want to do anything to help the team and win a Pac-10 title."
Rated by Scout.com as the 8th best defensive tackle in the nation, Koehler is a big get by the Arizona coaching staff and a cornerstone to their defensive class. He fits in well in their defensive scheme and should have an immediate impact.
During his recruitment Koehler had interest from nearly every school on the west coast but didn’t receive offers from the elite programs because of grade issues. Koehler is confident that he will be able to qualify and is scheduled to retake the SAT on Jan.26th