Louisville sold on Hundertmark's potential

Several BCS programs are taking a wait and see approach on Zachary Hundertmark. Louisville's not one of them. The Cardinals were the first school to offer the 6-5, 275 pound offensive tackle from Princeton (NJ) and recently hosted him on campus for an unofficial visit.

Zachary Hundertmark didn't know what to expect before his visit to Louisville. The New Jersey native had vague familiarity with the Big East program but came away impressed with the Cardinals after a recent visit.

"He was impressed with the coaching staff, facilities and the whole environment," said West Windsor Plainsboro-South coach Todd Smith. "He told me he really didn't know what to expect when he got there and that he was pleasantly surprised. He was just real excited about it when he got home."

So far, Louisville is the only school to extend Hundertmark a scholarship offer. Purdue, Iowa and others want to evaluate his early season film before they decide on an offer for the 6-foot-5, 275 pound offensive lineman. Hundertmark plans to take his time with a decision, put a senior film together of his first couple games and see if any more offers head his way.

"That's the plan right now," Smith said. "We're going to send out some early senior film and wait to see what happens and see what his options are. As of right now I know Louisville is up there (on his list). Everybody is excited by what they've already seen from him they just want to see a little more film. Schools like Purdue, Iowa, Maryland, UNC, Miami – pretty much every place he's been to has requested that senior film."

While most schools are taking a wait and see approach, Louisville was sold on Hundertmark's potential.

"A lot of people like everything about him but some schools get caught up in height and weight," Smith explained. "He's an athletic kid who moves very well. I never thought I'd say this but apparently 6-5, 275 just isn't big enough. You see a lot of kids that are getting offers are either 6-7, 310 or 6-7, 300. So I think a lot of schools think he's a little undersized but Louisville saw a kid on film who can play the game, is aggressive and has a good motor and they went ahead and pulled the trigger."


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