• Played for head coach Steve Specht at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
• Served as team captain during his senior season.
• Selected as the 2018 Greater Catholic League South Division Lineman of the Year.
• A two-time first team All-Greater Catholic League South Division selection.
• Helped lead team to a state championship in 2016 and a Greater Catholic League South Division title in 2017.
• Ranked as the No. 81 FCS recruit in the nation by Hero Sports.
• Also lettered in basketball.
• Son of Kurt and Joann Kiessling.
• Father played football at Wilmington College.
• Has one brother (Sam) and two sisters (Hannah, Emma).
• Has not yet declared a major.