Huffstutter Is A Rising 2018 Oregon Prospect

2018 West Linn (Or.) LB Zack Huffstutter is the top returning tackler on the best team from the Beaver State and he's already drawing the attention of several college coaching staffs...

As a junior last season, Huffstutter totaled 113 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, one sack, one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups while helping to lead West Linn to a 14-0 record and a state championship.

At 6'1" and weighing in at 192 pounds, Huffstutter is an athlete who could fit at several positions once he gets to college, depending on how he grows and adds size and strength.

"I can play both (inside linebacker or outside linebacker)," Huffstutter told "Most of the schools I talk to want me at outside linebacker and nickel.

"What I do best is pass coverage and run support. I can fill gaps well and play man coverage on tight ends and slots.

"Some schools want me to float back in cover-four at strong safety, so I am pretty versatile."

On the recruiting front, things have been picking up for Huffstutter since the end of the season and he could be close to hauling in his first offer.

"The most serious school is Columbia and they are the closet to offering," Huffstutter noted. "I've been talking to Boise State and plan to visit there in February and I am also planing to visit Utah State again sometime soon.

"Some of the other schools I've been in contact with are Eastern Washington, Idaho, Washington State, Purdue and Montana."

With camp season roughly five months away, Huffstutter has begun to think about the events he's looking at taking part in, but obviously, he still needs to work out an itinerary.

"I know I want to hit The Opening Regional either in Ohio or California and some school camps like Boise State and Oregon State. Maybe the Northwest Showcase, there was a lot of good talent there last year. I try to hit all the camps in the spring so I can focus on my team stuff during the summer."

We'll have more on Huffstutter in the coming weeks and months as he continues to work his way through the recruiting process.

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