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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Zach Zwinak

Rivals Rating4 stars

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Frederick, Maryland
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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)
  • - 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
Kansas St.NoneOfferedNone
MarylandNoneOfferedNoneJohn Donovan
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
N.C. StateNoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
Ohio St.NoneOfferedNoneLuke Fickell
PittsburghNoneOfferedNoneBryan Bossard
RutgersNoneOfferedNoneGary Emanuel
Virginia TechNoneOfferedNoneKevin Sherman
Wake ForestNoneOfferedNone
West VirginiaNoneOfferedNoneJeff Casteel

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 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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Signed: Zach Zwinak02/03/
Zwinak checks out Penn State01/18/
Four Maryland stars revel in Army Bowl experience01/11/
Army Bowl starting lineups released01/07/ Football Recruiting
East notebook: Intensity picks up01/05/ Football Recruiting
Army All-American All-Lobby Team01/03/ Football Recruiting
Lions look to make their mark on USAAB12/26/
Crab Bowl: Day One photo gallery12/16/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Who has the edge?12/15/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and D.C. area talent12/14/ Football Recruiting
Zwinak carries Linganore to state gold12/09/
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and DC area talent11/13/ Football Recruiting
From the Road: Green getting better11/02/ Football Recruiting
Zwinak named U.S. Army All-American10/22/
Zwinak earns spot in Army AA Bowl10/22/ Football Recruiting
Q&A with the Nittany Lions' newest commitment09/23/
Four-star Zwinak makes a decision09/14/ Football Recruiting
Report: Zwinak is No. 1609/14/
Dew reflects on UVA visit, looks ahead to VT09/14/
Decision coming for four-star Zwinak08/18/
Rivals250 ATH cuts it down08/17/
Pitt in the mix for the No. 1 fullback07/24/
Calif. WRs highlight additions to the Rivals25007/22/ Football Recruiting
The latest on Rivals250 star Zwinak07/21/
Versatile stud stops through Blacksburg06/18/
Zwinak taking his recruitment in stride06/03/
Zwinak one of the top prospects in the east05/07/
State College Nike Camp talent analysis05/04/ Football Recruiting
Interest rises at Linganore05/01/ Football Recruiting
Zwinak plans offensive04/03/
Video Interview: ATH Zach Zwinak at MD 5-Star03/20/ Five-Star Showdown Hot 1103/17/ Football Recruiting
Prospects make news at Five-Star Showdown03/16/ Football Recruiting
Top talent to come out for Md. event03/09/ Football Recruiting
Maryland athlete adds Michigan offer03/06/
Talented ATH enjoys trip to Tech03/04/
Zwinak keeps picking up offers02/27/
Hokies offer MD 'legacy' athlete02/16/
Terps Junior Day Recruit Profile 602/05/
Video: Zwinak Does It All01/27/
PSU drops in on Zwinak01/23/
MD junior begins to roll up offers01/22/


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