It’s easy to see why Cincinnati St. Xavier junior athlete Jared Kreimer is one of the best natural athletes in Southwest Ohio for the 2019 recruiting class. After stepping forward for the Bombers late last season, we’ve seen Kreimer in action twice this season coming away impressed and expecting big things in the next year.
PROSPECT: Jared Kreimer
POSITION HS: Wide Receiver / Quarterback / PROJECTS: Athlete
HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Xavier
HT: 6-1 / WT: 180 lbs.
One of the more unsung players during St. Xavier’s state championship run was wide receiver Jared Kreimer. From week ten until the championship game, Kreimer stepped forward giving the Bombers another threat with 17 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns.
This season, Kreimer has already passed up those numbers with 25 receptions for 277 yards and four scores while also taking snaps as a wildcat quarterback and kickoff return man having posted a 95-yard return against Greater Catholic League rival Moeller.
The first thing that stood out was how smooth Kreimer was in his movement during warm-ups. A multi-sport athlete, Kreimer shows quick twitch, great acceleration and speed to go along with great hands.
While we evaluate Kreimer as a quarterback, the throws we did see showed him to have a quick release and strong arm. However, what sets him apart is his quickness out of the wildcat formation where he’s a major weapon.
A threat to score each time he touches the ball as a receiver, quarterback or on special teams, Kreimer runs solid routes, can catch in traffic and go up and catch the ball at its highest point. We love how he catches the ball with his hands and away from his body.
Another area college coaches are going to love is his willingness to block. If you watch the final action clip below, you’ll see a play from the quarterback position where after getting rid of the ball, Kreimer sprints downfield to make a solid block for his receiver to get more yardage.
One area Kreimer will need to continue working on is his physical bulk and strength. St. Xavier has a great strength program inhouse. However, with him playing multiple sports throughout the year, along with the academic workload at St. Xavier, Kreimer may not see the gains some would like to see until after his high school career. But the frame is there to add more bulk.
Combine academics to his overall ability and we expect Kreimer to see several programs showing a high level of interest in one of the more under the radar prospects in the 2019 recruiting class.
Pros: Athletic ability, Quickness, Burst, Hands, Special Teams, Toughness
Cons: Physical bulk and strength
Check out the clips below from this season.