Arlington (Texas) Lamar coach Eddy Peach has coached quite a few blue-chip Division I prospects in his time as coach. So when he calls his star tight end Austin Michelsen one of the state’s top 25 prospects, he sure knows what he’s talking about.
Michelsen, who is 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds, might not have the gaudy stats that others at his position does, but the two-time all-district selection has the build, the frame and the big-game ability to easily make himself one of the state’s better tight end prospects.
“I’m aggressive,” Michelsen, who has a 4.7-second time in the 40-yard dash and a 305-pound bench-press, said. “I love to play when the game is on the line. I’m a big game player.”
Even more proof of that could be seen when you watch Michelsen in the state playoffs against teams like The Woodlands or when they battled DeSoto, when it was the second-ranked team in the state.
At this point, Michelsen is getting regular attention from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Iowa, Notre Dame and Miami. Baseball – which lured his brother Ross to the New York Yankees organization – could also be a factor in where he ends up.
“I want to look at a school with a great environment,” Michelsen said. “Academics (already fully qualified) will also be an important key.”