Yeck is One Tall Order

Michael Yeck

Standing in at 6-foot-8, Michael Yeck is hard to miss on the football field when he is playing left tackle for Keller High School in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Many Division I programs have taken notice of the junior lineman, filling his mailbox with letters and brochures. He even has four D-I scholarship offers with 11 months to go until signing day.

Michael Yeck currently claims offers from Kansas, Kansas State, BYU and Utah. Yeck has also been receiving a lot of attention from Texas A&M along with a host of other schools. Yeck is set to attend A&M's junior day coming up in about a month.

"It's nice to have the offers I have, for sure," said Yeck. "Hopefully I'll get some more, but I'm happy with the ones that I have."

Yeck spent last summer attending Kansas State's camp while getting to know the campus and the coaches and came away with a very positive impression.

"Kansas State is a school I really like," said Yeck. "They're probably one of my two favorites – along with BYU – since it's really the only school I've been to and sat down with the coaches."

This summer Yeck plans to be a busy guy with trips scheduled to summer camps at BYU and Kansas State and a possible visit to Utah.

"It's hard since they're all basically at the same time," said Yeck about attending summer camps. "I'm definitely going to BYU and to Kansas State again, and we'll just see what else I can do."

Yeck is LDS and has definite mission plans, which explains some of the draw to BYU.

"I like that BYU is a church school," said Yeck. "I don't really know that much about them yet, but I'm sure I'll learn more on my visit at summer camp."

Yeck mentioned that playing for a successful program is the most important factor in his decision along with getting a good education. For now, he is content to wait for all his offers to come in and then make a choice.

On the field, Yeck earned all-region honors at left tackle for Keller, which plays in Texas' highest division. Being 6-foot-8, Yeck mentioned his long arms and superior height as some of his biggest strengths.

"I also have good footwork for a guy of my size," said Yeck. "It's what I'm concentrating on most right now. Just trying to get quicker and move better along with improving my technique."

Yeck also plans to hit the weight room hard as he currently weighs in at 262 pounds. He knows he will have to gain more weight and strength to play at the next level.

"I'm going to be lifting a lot," he said.

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