TE Zach Meagher set for surgery

Cardinal commit Zach Meagher of Cincinnati Glen Este High School updates Inside The Ville about an ACL injury that he suffered during his team's final game of the year

The season is over for many high school seniors by this time of year, as state playoffs continue on throughout the country. For University of Louisville commit Zach Meagher, the season came to an end after week one of the playoffs when his Cincinnati Glen Este High School squad fell to Colerain in the first round of the Ohio Division I playoffs.

"It's kind of sad that it's over," Meagher said of the end of his high school career. "I'm trying to come to grasp with it and I've started looking forward to coming down and playing for Louisville."

However, the final game for Meagher, who became the first commitment for Louisville when he pledged in early June, was a painful experience. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end suffered a torn ACL during the final game of the year.

"I've never been hurt like that before," he said. "It was weird because I didn't even get hit on the play. I went to go make a move on the ball and my knee went one way while my body went the other way. It hurt, but it hurt more knowing that would be my final game."

On Wednesday, Meagher made the short trip south to the River City and made an unofficial visit with his future team.

"I came down and saw the team doctors and talked to the coaches," he explained. "I'm going to have surgery with my doctor here in Cincinnati on December 1st and should be ready to go in 3 to 4 months."

Meagher posted a strong senior campaign for the 9-2 Glen Este squad.

"I had a pretty good year," he said. "I had about 17 catches for around 300 yards."

The future Cardinal attended the U of L home games against Oregon State and Pittsburgh this year and said that he has been impressed by the play on both sides of the ball.

"They are doing real well," he said of his future teammates. "The offense is doing great and I think the defense is playing pretty good, probably better than most expected."

Meagher has been nominated for the annual North v. South and Big 33 all-star games.

"My coach told me that I should find out if I'm on the roster in a couple of months," he said.

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