Profile - Zach Quinney
At 6’6”, Savannah Christian offensive lineman Zach Quinney is drawing attention from college coaches. Quinney recently visited one of the schools showing interest in him for their Junior Day.
Zach and his mom made the trip to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Junior Day. How did Zach like the visit? “It was great, really impressive.” Zach’s mom was impressed with the educational opportunities that Tech provides. “They went out of their way to make sure she felt welcomed as much as they did for me.”
Coach Paul Johnson let Zach know that, at 6’6” and closing in on 270, he was a good fit for his offense. “He talked to me about what I should expect from Tech in the classroom.” Coach Johnson along with Coach Mike Sewak and Coach Ron West watched film of Quinney’s junior year. “They said they can’t wait to see my senior film.”
After watching his film, Tech requested Zach’s transcripts. “They said that I could expect an offer once my transcripts cleared.” Given Quinney’s grades, this should be just a formality.
Offensive line coaches Sewak and West also spent time with Quinney. They plan to watch Zach when his spring practice begins. “Coach West said that in the short time he has been at Tech, it was easy to see why the players love it there.”
The highlight of the trip for Zach was meeting the previously mentioned coaches. “I loved how much detail they spend on academics as well as football.” Zach was impressed with the combination of academic and football at Tech. "To me, Georgia Tech is the best school withe the combination of academics and athletics."
Quinney talked with his recruiting Coach Lamar Owens about returning for another visit in the spring. “He said he would send me dates of practices and the spring game once they are set.” Zach will be making plans to return once he gets the dates.
Cincinnati was the first to offer Quinney. He has plans to visit Kentucky and Duke and Georgia Southern are recruiting him hard. “I’m looking forward to seeing how my recruitment goes.” Zach noted that Tech has been talking to him since his sophomore year.
When it comes time to make his decision, Zach will be looking for a school that can give him a valuable degree. Team chemistry and the college’s social life will also be important to him.” I’m looking for options to do things other than just hanging out.”
After Zach did this interview, he received the news he was hoping to get, Georgia Tech officially extended an offer to Zach.