Zach Dancel On His Georgia Tech Visit

For some, offers come by the bushel and the process of finding the right school can be a lengthy pick and choose. For others, it's a different dynamic. And, so it is for Zach Dancel, a 6-0-192 athlete from Olney, Maryland's Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Although some rate him the best quarterback in Maryland…recruiters only recently took notice of Zach Dancel's possible future when he added defensive duties to his repertoire as a safety about mid-way through the season. He was among several high school prospects in town this weekend for official visits to Georgia Tech.

The trip to Atlanta and Georgia Tech was the first for Dancel. "I came with my parents and teammate Blake Countess, who already has an offer from Tech." The trip was a good one for Dancel. "I got to spend time with Coach Al Groh and Coach Paul Johnson and I had a chance to see what Georgia Tech has to offer." Part of that was taking a tour of the campus and facilities. "The campus is real nice and of course their academics are first-rate and a big plus." The tour of the Georgia Dome was one of the highlights of the trip for Dancel.

Dancel had a chance to talk with Coach Groh about the defensive side of the ball. "Coach Groh said that I was high on their list even though I didn't leave with an offer." Dancel left with the understanding that if something opened up he would be in line for an offer. The Jackets are looking at him as a safety.

Zach also had a chance to spend some time with the other recruits on the trip. "They seem like nice guys but my main focus was on hearing from the coaches and learning more about the school."

The visit to Georgia Tech won't be the last visit for Dancel. "I have an official visit planned this week to Illinois." Dancel feels that they are interested even though he hasn't received an offer from them. "I have also heard from Michigan and Maryland remains active."

Dancel currently has offers from New Mexico and Towson State. "Those offers came when I was just playing quarterback." The other schools showing him interest are looking at Zach as a safety.

There is no timetable for Zach to make his college choice. "I think I'll just have to let things play out and then I'll decide where the right place is for me." Top Stories