NLI Day: Bobby Gruenloh


BOBBY GRUENLOH, DL/TE, Palmyra High School signs National Letter of Intent to join NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE

1st Team All State Selection by Both Missouri Coaches Association and Missouri Sportswriters

1st Team 2012 All Do or Die Selection

Rationale: Gifted with a prototype frame straight out of Central Casting at 6'6" and 220 pounds, Bobby Gruenloh delivered on his enormous potential in a undeniably impressive way despite a position change that could have curtailed his productivity. And yet pushing down from Defensive End to the Interior Line (124 tackles at Defensive Tackle? That's Trevor Frericks territory) had no ill effect at all, which speaks volumes about Bobby's relentless need to hit. Plays the game with a chip on his shoulder, which I guess turns some people off, but I love the guy's passion (which I think Kevin Miles did a magnificent job to positively harness) and his absolute joy destroying plays. For all of his other assets, the thing that really stands out her is his coordination. Every thing he does, even at max effort, looks effortlessly fluid which is why if I were a college coach I'd move heaven and earth to sign the kid. Pass rushing is a unique skill that so few people on this planet possess. This guy had 11 quarterback sacks and he's barely scratched the surface of what he is capable of. He's got as much long range potential as any player in Tri State Football if he continues to engage, work, and keep his competitive fires stoked.