Last Thursday, June 11, offensive tackle Ezekiel Gueths announced that he had received an offer from Northern Illinois. On Tuesday, Gueths accepted the offer. The 6-foot-6 250 pound offensive tackle announced his decision on Twitter. Gueths reportedly had received offers from Eastern Michigan and North Dakota. He was reportedly also talking with Cornell, Harvard, and Princeton.
Gueths was kind enough to explain to why he felt Northern Illinois was the perfect fit for him.
"When I left camp, [Northern Illinois] just felt right. I knew that's where I wanted to be. Coach Tripodi and Coach Carey are both great guys and have a great football program. It's also a good place for academics as well."
Gueths said he doesn't have any immediate goals in mind but said, "All I know for sure is that I want to be the best that I can be to help the team be the best we can be."
Ezekiel Gueths is entering his senior year at Shawano Community High School in Shawano, Wisconsin. Gueths will be a very important part of the Huskies offense in the future. With the signing of dual-threat quarterback Anthony Thompson in the 2016 class, the Huskies will look to their offensive line to help solidify the pocket and numerous run blocking schemes.
Check out some of Ezekiel Gueth's pass blocking abilities during his junior year at Shawano Community High School, courtesy of Hudl: