Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Perrysburg OL Commits to BG


BG has its 15th verbal by my count....and it fits directly in with our philosophy of recruiting local.  This young man is Cade Zimmerly of Perrysburg and he plays the offensive line for the Yellow Jackets.'

Based on this story in The Blade,  he was planning to play DII at the University of Indianapolis.  BG had recruited him as a PWO, and then came through with a scholarship offer.

He is a highly recognized player.  He was Division I regional lineman of the year and co-MVP in the NLL...something that is particularly special when you play on the line.

The Blade points out that at 260 pounds, he will need to bulk up once he arrives at BG, even to play at center, which is where they say we have projected him.

He's our 3rd OL commit to date (by my count).  We expect a full class (to say the least) and Coach has said before that he wants 5 OL in this class.

Everybody's timing is all off-kilter, but signing day is December 16.  There are no in-person visits, so this is a challenging time.  As much as anything, this is where pressure is falling onto our Coaches.  They literally need three home run classes in a row and they have one done.

Stay well and hang tight everyone.

Welcome to the Falcons Cade.

UPDATE:  Zimmerly was named the Blade 2020 Player of the Year.  Click the link...it's a great story on the young man we are getting.  He's been achieving while undersized his whole career and has built his success on the weight room.  His coaches rave about him.  Must read.

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