FB Forecast: C Zach Harmon

Redshirt freshman center will begin his climb up the depth chart this season

Zach Harmon

Position:
C

Height/Weight:
6-foot-3 / 280 pounds

High School:
Toledo (OH) / Central Catholic

Year:
Redshirt Freshman

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2014 Review
Redshirted as a reserve and scout team center.

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2015 Preview
Harmon enrolled in Durham in June after getting fully cleared to play following a broken neck. He made it through his first season without issue and is now working his way onto the depth chart at center.

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TDD Projection
Currently listed as the third string center behind Matt Skura and Austin Davis, it’s somewhat unlikely Harmon factors into the offensive line rotation in terms of meaningful snaps if you go by the preseason depth chart. However, word out of camp is that Harmon has been strong after fully recovering and could very well move into the second string position at center.

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How he ended up in Durham
Harmon, who committed to Duke over offers from Buffalo, Kentucky, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Marshall, Miami of Ohio, Toledo, and Western Kentucky, knew he wanted to be a Blue Devil early on, but saw his season cut short.

"The season was great until the end of the third game. I broke my C6 vertebrae in two different spots in my neck which ended my senior season. I did accomplish one goal; I was selected as a captain by my teammates. That was a goal of mine. I had surgery on my neck in October. They took my disk out and put in cadaver bone between my C6 and C7 vertebrae. The bone is starting to fuse together. I can't complain about how my high school career went. I'm very lucky to have played for Toledo Central Catholic."

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High School Highlights
Three-year letterman at Toledo Central Catholic under Greg Dempsey ...helped squad to a three-year ledger of 34-6 record including the 2012 Ohio Division II state championship ... served as team captain as a senior ... suffered season-ending neck injury in week three of senior campaign ... first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state pick as a junior ... also participated in wrestling. [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]

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