The Rhode Island Rams received an official commitment today from offensive tackle Dave Steinmetz as part of National Signing Day. It was first reported that Steinmetz signed his letter of intent by URI football’s official Twitter account.
— RhodyFootball (@RhodyFootball) February 6, 2013
Steinmetz comes to Rhody by way of Grafton Memorial High School in Grafton, MA. He was one of the captains of the Indians team that won the Massachusetts Division 4 Super Bowl in his senior season. Obviously, the biggest attraction for Rhody would be Steinmetz’s size. He’s 6’7, 305 pounds and still in high school. And the book on him is that he’s also incredibly athletic.
Here’s what Joe Trainer said about Steinmetz:
“Dave is a kid who has been in our camps, so we know as much about him athletically as anyone we have recruited. He is a tough competitor who hates to lose. He reminds us of Nate Solder in that he is a tall drink of water who can still get under guys and play with leverage.”
Yeah, about the Solder comparison… well it’s a bit too soon. But it’s clear that the Rams have high hopes for Steinmetz. If he can use his mass and leverage to run block and give Rhody quarterbacks time to throw, he could be a huge asset for URI in the years to come.