Junior lineman looking at Arizona visit

Zach Okun is one of the top players in the west for 2015. Read on for the latest in his recruitment, including thoughts on Arizona.

Only a junior, 2015 Newbury Park (Calif.) offensive lineman Zach Okun is already one of the better offensive linemen in the country.

Blessed with tremendous size and strength, Okun is also a student of the game, and needless to say a national recruit.

He is keeping any college preferences close to the vest at this point in time, which is certainly understandable given the amount of recruiting attention he's received.

"During the past year I have really had a lot of good schools show interest in me and it's been a little overwhelming," Okun said. "Honestly, at this point I don't want to name a list of schools because I don't want to forget some schools.

"I have a lot of places that are recruiting me and I'm completely open at this point."

The Wildcat coaches are doing their best to get Okun on campus.

"They've been recruiting me for a little bit," Okun said. "They really wanted me to get down there for their last game, but I wasn't able to make it. We'll see if I can get up there sometime else soon."

That might be difficult, as Okun doesn't plan on taking a bunch of visits in the coming weeks.

"Our high school team has had kind of an up and down season, but right now we're playing a little bit better," Okun said. "I feel it's important for me to be all in on our team's success because the other players notice things like that."

Regardless of his team's uneven season, Okun is playing up to his own expectations.

"I worked hard this summer on getting in better shape and really mastering the mental parts of my game and I have done what I aimed to do so far," he said. "It feels good to know the hard work has been noticed."

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