Posted: 10:14 am Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Tech freshman update: OL Jake Stickler 

By Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech freshman offensive lineman Jake Stickler won’t have to look far to find the teammates he’ll be spending a lot of time with over the next four or five years. Marshall’s roommates for his freshman year are fellow offensive linemen Trey Klock, Andrew Marshall and Jake Whitley.

In the weeks leading up to their report date, Tuesday, the four had been communicating via group text message to make sure their abode would be sufficiently furnished.

“I’ve got the vacuum cleaner, the coffee maker, the toaster, pots and pans, and I think that’s it,” said Stickler, from Bradenton, Fla.

With those details covered, Stickler can concern himself with more critical matters, like proving himself to his classmates and teammates and hopefully earning playing time.

“I know there’s a lot of competition, but I’m just going to go up there and do my best every single day and play for a position,” he said. “I’ll do all I can to play. If I get to play, that’s awesome. I did a great job. If not, I understand. I’ll work harder the next year.”

Stickler, who played tackle and tight end in high school, said that offensive line coach Mike Sewak told him that he’ll likely be at tackle, though it was not completely determined.

Stickler is presumably the most musically oriented member of the team. He played viola in his school orchestra for seven years, and can also play violin, cello, guitar and ukulele.

Stickler, 6-foot-5 and 263 pounds, will have an opportunity to play this season, as there isn’t much experienced depth on the line.

Said Stickler, “I’m going to play as hard as I can and do my job to the best of my ability.”

Highlight video available here.

The third in a series of updates on Tech’s incoming freshman class.

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Trey Klock playing in Big 33 all-star game

6 comments
OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

I would be willing to be that between now and the start of '15 camp he add 25-30 lbs with no problem whatsoever. A year in the weight room with Coach Sisk is just the ticket! 

fuzzybee78
fuzzybee78

Really looking forward to seeing this class mature and contribute. Welcome to all. You're going to make some lifelong friends and enjoy some success on the field I'm sure. 5 years will fly by…Above all of that is the rest of your life. What most Tech guys want, along with some success on the field, is to see our grads succeed off the field with a meaningful degree. Embrace your classmates as well as your teammates. There are a lot of smart people down there looking to make a difference in our world. I am second generation and my daughter is third with a Tech degree. Apply the same intensity in the classroom as you do on the field and you will be in a great place in 5 years…multiple offers!


hpt84
hpt84

I like his video. They ran a lot of play where he is required to move along the line.

Buzzilla
Buzzilla

Looks like a perfect fit for the offense! Congrats, good luck and GO JACKETS!!!

POAD2014
POAD2014

@ConfederateFlagBurner  not really IMO. he needs to drop 10 lbs and get faster as he builds Muscle for his SPEED.Many times weight slows foot speed and a Tackle has o have foot speed to contain the edge. Tackles don't use their weight as much as they use leverage and quickness.