Zach Sterup Down to Final Two Choices

After picking up 13 scholarship offers, Zach Sterup has narrowed his list of prospective schools to two. The offensive tackle from Nebraska will choose between the home state Huskers and Iowa. He's scheduled to visit each campus this month. Find out what Sterup likes about each school and where each ranks with him, plus more in this recruiting update.

And then there were two.

Iowa and Nebraska are vying for the services of standout 2011 offensive lineman Zach Sterup. He holds 13 scholarship offers.

"I think it will come down to one of those two," the 6-foot-9, 265-pound tackle of St. Cecilia in Hastings, Neb. Said Wednesday night. "I'll probably make a decision before my senior year starts, sometime in August."

Sterup kicks off the final leg of his recruitment tour on Thursday with a trip to the home state Huskers.

"I'm going to meet with everybody one-on-one again one more time," Sterup said.

Iowa gets the last crack on June 24th, when Sterup plans on one more unofficial visit to Hawkeye Country. It's rescheduled from a visit that was canceled this past weekend.

"I think I'll be able to make my decision off of those two visits," he said.

Iowa extended Sterup his first scholarship offer. Nebraska jumped in about three weeks ago.

"They're pretty equal right now," Sterup said.

Sterup on Iowa: "They've shown a lot of interest in me since the very beginning. They were the first to offer and they've been straight with me from the beginning. I really like Coach (Reese) Morgan and Coach (Kirk) Ferentz a lot. I have a good relationship with them."

Sterup on Nebraska: "I'd be the home state school. I'd be close to home. I grew up watching them. They have real nice facilities."

Sterup said his final two school boast nice football facilities but that Nebraska's are "newer, more spacious and more efficient."

"It's not a big deal," he said. "It's an extra perk, but it's not necessarily something I'd base my decision on."

Nebraska joining the Big Ten last week won't factor into his decision, Sterup said.

"I don't think it makes a difference for me," he said. "Where ever I go, I'm going to play against good competition. It doesn't make a difference."


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