"I am hearing from Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Clemson, Middle Tennessee State, Colorado and UAB," said Jeremiah Zene from Birmingham, (Ala.)
The 6-4, 360-pound defensive tackle lists three out-of-state schools as his favorites.
"My favorites are Clemson, Tennessee and Colorado.
Clemson: "I like their weight room, facilities, and I like their campus. I went up there last summer, and I like the way they run their program. Coach [Dabo] Swinney contacts me a lot. I really like him."
Colorado: "I like them because I have family out there. I haven't visited in person, but my family says the campus is real nice. I haven't really talked to any of their coaches."
Tennessee: I like their education center, atmosphere and surroundings."
When asked influences in his college decision Zene replied, "Good location and early playing time will be the biggest influence on where I go."
Zene plans to visit Miami, Colorado and Clemson in the coming months.
He will also participate in the Scout.com All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa April 29.
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