In Coach's Words: Nathan Gutekunst

Humble Atascocita OL Nathan Gutekunst

Scout.com features some of the nation's top athletes while getting a quick look at what's the latest on the college recruiting front. Today, we feature Atascocita offensive lineman Nathan Gutekunst. Scout.com spoke briefly with his coach Dean Colbert to get a closer look at this top-rated lineman.

Scout.com: What does offensive lineman Nathan Gutekunst bring to this football team?
Atascocita Coach Dean Colbert: "He brings a lot of leadership. He is not only a great football player, but also a quality person. He is intelligent, makes good grades and sets that example for everybody else. More than anything, that is what he brings and we pride ourselves here (at Atascocita) on being a good character team"

Scout.com: What are his strengths as a football player on the field?
Colbert: He has real good leverage on the opponent. He uses his legs real well. With those two things, he usually dominates his opponent. 

Scout.com: What position (on the line) do you think he will play on the college level?
Colbert: "Here he plays left guard, but in the next level he could play tackle or guard. He has the height to play tackle on the next level, but has the quickness and agility to play guard.

Scout.com: How do you see him transitioning from high school ball to college?
Colbert: "I think he will transfer from this level to the next easily. He is intelligent and real mature. He is like a college student mentally already. So I think the transition will be easy for him."

Scout.com: How will the college coaches benefit from having him on the roster?
Colbert: "He is a low maintenance guy with good character. He will be a leader for four years, or however long he is in college. No doubt, they get a fine young man and football player."

 

Things are just starting to heat up for the 6-foot-6, 290-pound Gutekunst. To date according to Atascocita assistant coach Charles Nichols, Gutekunst has offers in hand from Baylor, Kentucky, Rice, Texas A&M, Colorado, Houston and a verbal offer from Stanford

Coach Nichols stated that there is no doubt that Gutekunst will have 20+ offers before it is all said and done. Programs like Oklahoma State and Arkansas, and even Friday, Tennessee called for more information on Gutekunst.

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