Legacy recruit picks Wildcats

Kentucky landed an Ohio prospect this week when offensive lineman Zach Myers made his pledge to the Wildcats. Kentucky Sports Report spoke with Myers about his commitment.

Kentucky landed an Ohio prospect this week when offensive lineman Zach Myers made his pledge to the Wildcats. Kentucky Sports Report spoke with Myers about his commitment.

Zach Myers, son of former Wildcat Brad Myers, committed to Kentucky Tuesday after receiving an offer from the Wildcats at one of their camps a few weeks back.

"They offered me at a camp. It was the last Friday Night Blue Lights camp," said Myers. "I did everything 100 percent. I went as hard as I could go. That's how I think I got their attention. I practiced and did all the drills as hard as I could," he said.

The Wildcats joined three MAC schools as Myers's offers, but others were involved as well.

"I had offers from Ohio, Toledo and Kent State. Pittsburgh and Northwestern had recruited me too. Ohio State was also recruiting me," he said.

But Myers grew up a Kentucky fan and decided to become a Wildcat.

"I really like Coach Phillips and the whole staff up there. I like the campus and the atmosphere," he said. "My dad played there. So it's kind of a family thing. I've been a UK fan my whole life. I thought it was a perfect fit for me," he continued.

Myers, who stands 6-foot-4, 270-pounds, not only has great size, but he has the work ethic and the attitude to be a solid offensive line prospect.

"I am quick and strong. I play with a little edge – a chip on my shoulder. Those are my biggest strengths. I think I can always get better and work on my technique. I am working on my pass blocking and perfecting my pass sets," he continued.

Myers will finish out his senior season at Miamisburg before joining the Wildcats for the 2012 season.

"I am looking forward to spending time and working with (the coaching staff)," he finished.


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