Local Junior Camps with UK

Zach West is poised to become one of the state of Kentucky's top prospects in the 2011 class. After making 1st team All-City as a sophomore, he took to the camp circuit to show colleges what his opponents already knew.

His recruitment is still in relative infancy, but Lexington Christian offensive tackle Zach West is a name recruiting fans should become familiar with. The 6'5, 300-lb rising junior was a 1st team All-City selection last season and is starting to hear from colleges, especially the local ones.

"I've talked to the coaches from Louisville and Kentucky." he said, "I went to camp at Eastern Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky and I go to Cincinnati this week."

At all three camps, he had his first opportunity to see competition from outside the area and receive feedback from college staffs.

"Louisville, I got a little bit of feedback, but not much. Kentucky I got a little more. They said they liked my performance. I probably had my best performance at Eastern."

West played left tackle last season for Christian, but could project to other spots along the line. He has began thinking about his recruitment and one important factor is location.

"Definitely staying close is a big option, but it depends on who is interested," he admitted.

West says he is very familiar with Kentucky, as his dad went to school there (but did not play football) and he is only a stone's throw away from campus.

The Wildcats have the proximity advantage, but West says that is just one factor he is considering.

"I'm definitely looking at the possibility to play early and if the school has a winning program or not."

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