GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: (L-R) Brandan Parfitt, Quinton Narkle and Blake Schlensog pose during a media opportunity at Main Beach on August 18, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

The Cats could look to hand former tall Blake Schlensog a second chance at Kardinia Park following a strong 2021 campaign in the WAFL.

Schlensog was delisted by the Cats at the end of last year after failing to break into Chris Scott's senior side across two seasons at the Cattery.

The 21-year-old joined Geelong as a Next Generation Academy selection on a Category B Rookie contract in 2018 and was utilised as a key defender during his time with the Cats.

Schlensog joined South Fremantle ahead of the 2021 season and played multiple roles for Bulldogs across 20 games for the year.

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The young tall was a key cog in South Fremantle's finals push, amassing a Grand Final berth before losing to Subiaco in the premiership decider.

A promising campaign in the WAFL is believed to have sparked interest from AFL clubs, with Geelong one of several sides keeping an eye on Schlensog, according to's Callum Twomey.

Schlensog nominated for the 2021 Mid-Season Draft in hope of landing an AFL lifeline, with Twomey also revealing Richmond held talks with the Geelong Falcons product ahead of the June Draft.

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The 199cm swingman booted 16 goals with the Bulldogs this season, including five goals against Peel Thunder in Round 17.

Geelong could see Schlensog as a low-priced recruit this off-season to bolster their key-position stocks, having traded Nathan Kreuger to Collingwood earlier this week.