Offensive lineman 2018 Seth Graybill of Smithville is putting together a strong offseason, drawing interest from a host off college programs.
At 6’0, 260-pounds, Graybill excels at protecting the Warriors’ quarterback and says he brings leadership to the offensive line.
“As an offensive strong tackle it is my responsibility to protect my quarterback and any ball carriers in the backfield from inside, head up, and outside threats on the line of scrimmage,” he said. “I also work with the guard on double teams and blocking the linebackers.
“As a senior entering my final year of high school football I believe I bring a lot of leadership to my team and I set a good example for all of the underclassmen with how dedicated I am to play.”
Graybill says the most important game he played a year ago was against Platte City in the second round of the Class 4 playoffs as an 8-3 season came to end with a loss.
“The game was very important to me because I was fighting for my season to go on,” he said.”I played with all the intensity and effort I had in me, but our team as a whole did not rally together and our little mistakes turned into bigger once and we lost.”
Graybill says he has improved as an offensive lineman over the offseason, but is still working on firing off the ball and shooting his hands into the opposing player.
He began playing football in fifth-grade when he was 12-years old for the Northland Longhorns.
Graybill says his youth coach Matt Bolken, middle school coach JP Snyder, and his current coach Jason Ambroson have been the biggest influences on his football career to date.
Although he did not hold any offers at last report, Graybill has drawn interest from William Jewell, Saint Mary’s University, Mid American Nazarene University, and Simpson College.