Penn State

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Zach Zwinak

Rivals Rating4 stars

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Frederick, Maryland
Linganore
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  • Ht:6'2"verified
  • 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)
  • - data verified (events)
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

Top recruiters by conference02/08/2010 Rivals.com Football Recruiting

It's easy to say head coaches are the reason why a team has a successful recruiting class. Yet any college football connoisseur knows the backbone is the assistant coach who spends countless hours making calls, in-home visits and wooing top recruits. Will Muschamp was one of the guys that got it done in the Big 12 this year. Rivals.com goes deeper to name our top 10 recruiters in each conference.

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Signed: Zach Zwinak02/03/2010BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Zwinak checks out Penn State01/18/2010BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Four Maryland stars revel in Army Bowl experience01/11/2010MarylandVarsity.com
Army Bowl starting lineups released01/07/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
East notebook: Intensity picks up01/05/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army All-American All-Lobby Team01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Crab Bowl: Day One photo gallery12/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Who has the edge?12/15/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and D.C. area talent12/14/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Zwinak carries Linganore to state gold12/09/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and DC area talent11/13/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
From the Road: Green getting better11/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Zwinak named U.S. Army All-American10/22/2009MarylandVarsity.com
Zwinak earns spot in Army AA Bowl10/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Q&A with the Nittany Lions' newest commitment09/23/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Four-star Zwinak makes a decision09/14/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Report: Zwinak is No. 1609/14/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Dew reflects on UVA visit, looks ahead to VT09/14/2009HokieHaven.com
Decision coming for four-star Zwinak08/18/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Rivals250 ATH cuts it down08/17/2009HokieHaven.com
Pitt in the mix for the No. 1 fullback07/24/2009Panther-lair.com
Calif. WRs highlight additions to the Rivals25007/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The latest on Rivals250 star Zwinak07/21/2009HokieHaven.com
Versatile stud stops through Blacksburg06/18/2009HokieHaven.com
Zwinak taking his recruitment in stride06/03/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
Zwinak one of the top prospects in the east05/07/2009Panther-lair.com
State College Nike Camp talent analysis05/04/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Interest rises at Linganore05/01/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Zwinak plans offensive04/03/2009IrishIllustrated.com
Video Interview: ATH Zach Zwinak at MD 5-Star03/20/2009HokieHaven.com
Rivals.com Five-Star Showdown Hot 1103/17/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Prospects make news at Five-Star Showdown03/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top talent to come out for Md. event03/09/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Maryland athlete adds Michigan offer03/06/2009TheWolverine.com
Talented ATH enjoys trip to Tech03/04/2009HokieHaven.com
Zwinak keeps picking up offers02/27/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Hokies offer MD 'legacy' athlete02/16/2009HokieHaven.com
Terps Junior Day Recruit Profile 602/05/2009TerrapinSportsReport.com
Video: Zwinak Does It All01/27/2009Rivals.com
PSU drops in on Zwinak01/23/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
MD junior begins to roll up offers01/22/2009HokieHaven.com

Stats

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