The Recruiting Guy:

Texas linebacker set for return trip to Fayetteville

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Zach Zimos
Zach Zimos

Outside linebacker Zach Zimos will make his second trip to Fayetteville on July 27 since his June 3-5 official visit to check out the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Zimos, 6-4, 215 pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash, of Richmond (Texas) Travis has scholarship offers from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Missouri, Texas Tech, California, Purdue, Boise State and Houston among others. His parents and younger sister will accompany him to Fayetteville.

"Another opportunity to get the feel of what Arkansas has to offer as well as more time being around the coaching staff," Zimos said.

He recorded 56 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, a sack, 2 interceptions, 3 pass breakups, 2 recovered fumbles and a forced fumble in 9 games as a junior.

Zimos describes his communication with the Razorbacks as "very strong" while talking to Coach Chad Morris, defensive coordinator John Chavis, safeties coach Ron Cooper, cornerbacks coach Mark Smith and assistant director of football operations Sean Tuohy.

"Hearing from Coach Morris about every other day on the phone a lot with Coach Chavis," Zimos said. "I haven't talked to Coach Cooper in a week or so I believe, he's been on a cruise. SJ [Tuohy] about every other day as well as Coach Smith."

He committed to California on April 28, but reopened his recruitment a few weeks later. Zimos runs a leg on the school's 800- and 1,600-meter relay teams.

In addition to the Hogs, Zimos has officially visited Missouri, Texas Tech and Purdue. The Razorbacks have several positives, he said.

"Great coaching staff," Zimos said. "Overall feel, Nice city, awesome views as well as opportunities in Fayetteville. SEC West. Making the most of every opportunity seems to be stressed which is really important."

The cons for Arkansas is distance and last year's losing record. He's looking forward to seeing the how the team progresses this season.

"How they react with a new coaching staff in their first year with the team following an average season from last year," Zimos said.

Zimos said he could announce his college decision anytime between now and Aug. 15.


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