August 28, 2011
2013 'backer Kiser looks ahead to the season
Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School 2013 linebacker Micah Kiser is on the verge of starting the season. At the same time, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder claims three offers and discussed the latest with his recruitment as well.
"I have three offers, just Maryland, Virginia and Florida," he said. "They are pretty awesome. I got them pretty early and I like all three of the schools. All have great academics and football combined.
"I've visited Virginia with a couple guys from the team. I liked it a lot. I like Charlottesville and the college."
More colleges are interested but have yet to offer Kiser.
"Maryland has been kind of quiet, but they've picked up more," he said. "I've talked to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
"I haven't talked to them in awhile, they just tell me to keep doing what I'm doing."
Obviously schools would like him to visit, does he have any intention to do that this fall?
"I'm going to try to go to some games," he said. "I know that me and a couple teammates are going to Maryland for the Miami game, we'll probably see others, but that's the only one for now."
Kiser noted no favorites at this point.
"I'm keeping an open mind about everything," he said. "I just want great academics combined with football. Being in Baltimore, I'm more of an NFL fan."
Last season, Kiser was just one of two sophomores named all-state and also was placed on the all-conference team.
"Last year, I did pretty well," he said. "It was great to get all-state, but I've got to keep working hard and doing what I do."
He broke down his game a bit more.
"I consider myself to be a pretty smart player," he said. "I let my intelligence and football IQ take over mostly, I study a lot.
"I'm still working on my pass coverage though and just getting bigger and stronger, I'm trying to take on blockers better and shed blockers."
Gilman opens the season against consistently one of Virginia's best teams in Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith in Baltimore.
"We've got to put our best foot forward and have a really big one against Oscar Smith. We have to do our best for the state of Maryland."
Though Kiser is a recruitable lacrosse player, he noted that he isn't pursuing that at this time.
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