Penn State

    Commitment Status:Signed LOI

    Zach Zwinak

    Rivals Rating4 stars

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    Frederick, Maryland
    Linganore
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    • Wt:230 lbsverified
    • 40:4.5 secs
    • Bench Max:330
    • Squat Max:535
    • Shuttle:4.52
    • Vertical:33 inches
    • GPA:3.45
    • Class:2010 (High School)
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    AMP: East defensive standouts6 videos available »

    College Choices

    School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
    Penn St.COMMITTED (09/14/2009)Offered01/15/2010Larry Johnson
    Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
    CaliforniaNoneOfferedNone
    Kansas St.NoneOfferedNone
    MarylandNoneOfferedNoneJohn Donovan
    MichiganNoneOfferedNone
    N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
    N.C. StateNoneOfferedNone
    Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
    Ohio St.NoneOfferedNoneLuke Fickell
    PittsburghNoneOfferedNoneBryan Bossard
    RutgersNoneOfferedNoneGary Emanuel
    StanfordNoneOfferedNone
    SyracuseNoneOfferedNone
    Virginia TechNoneOfferedNoneKevin Sherman
    Wake ForestNoneOfferedNone
    West VirginiaNoneOfferedNoneJeff Casteel
    WisconsinNoneOfferedNone

    Scouting Report on Zach Zwinak

    How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 09/21/2009
    • SpeedDivision I Player
    • SizeBlue Chip
    • StrengthBlue Chip
    • AgilityDivision I Player
    • ElusivenessDivision I Player
    On the Hoof: This kid looks like he has been lifting weights since the age of three and certainly looks the part of a combo inside linebacker/fullback prospect. He is built a little bit like Oklahoma freshman Tom Wort, but even bigger.
    Needs Improvement: As an offensive player, you would like to see him work on catching the ball away from his body, thus becoming more of an offensive threat.
    Defensively, he needs to work on flexibility because he is pretty straight-line right now. Most Impressive: He practices just like he looks on film, at 110 percent on every practice snap. Zwinak is not afraid to lower his head and whack his opponent as hard as he possibly can and that is something you can't coach.
    Conclusion: He really wants to be an offensive weapon but do not be surprised if he stays on the defensive side of the ball. It is hard to find kids with this much love for contact. Look for him to be playing as a true freshman on special teams and goal-line situations.

    Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

    Latest News

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    Stats

    RushingDefense
    Year AttYdsAvgTDTckTFLSckIntFR
    2008 (Jr.)1331,44710.919531153-
    2007 (So.)-435-7418--1