In the midst of a March recruiting tour, Michigan had played host to Zak Zinter.
The Buckingham Brown and Nichols School (North Andover, MA) offensive lineman took previous campus trips that month to Virginia, Duke, Boston College, Notre Dame, Penn State, Iowa and traditional rival, Ohio State.
During the 2-day visit to Ann Arbor, Zinter confirmed he had met with the training staff, player development and coaching staff, including head coach Jim Harbaugh as well as offensive line coach Ed Warinner.
Following a verbal commitment to the Wolverines just over a week ago, Zinter recapped which factors went into his decision.
“It had everything I was looking for and then some,” he said. “I wanted high academics. I want to study sports management and business, and their business school is ranked #3, and UM is ranked #1 for public universities. I wanted big time football and who doesn’t have bigger football than Michigan! I wanted a great brotherhood and all the guys I met were the kinda guys I want to be around. And lastly I wanted a coach who could develop me to the next level. Coach Warinner, Coach Harbaugh and the rest of the coaches all have that capability to continue to develop me to the next level.”
The 2020 prospect became the second projected offensive tackle commit in the recruiting class joining Micah Mazzccua out of St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD).
Mazzccua extended his own verbal commitment during February with a class that now has nine overall.