Three-star OL remains open

Tarpon Springs, Fla. offensive tackle Zach DeBell is a hot prospect this spring. With nearly 20 offers on the table this spring, including one from Louisville, the 6-foot-7, 265-pound DeBell has no shortage of options. UofL assistant Kenny Carter was recently in Florida to check in on the three-star offensive lineman.

Tarpon Springs, Fla. offensive tackle Zach DeBell is a hot prospect this spring. With nearly 20 offers on the table this spring, including one from Louisville, the 6-foot-7, 265-pound DeBell has no shortage of options.

Louisville running back coach Kenny Carter, who came with Charlie Strong from Florida, is heading up DeBell's recruitment for the Cardinals. Carter recently dropped by DeBell's high school to check in on the talented offensive lineman.

"I was talking to Kenny Carter and he actually came to my school but I didn't see him," DeBell said. "I know Coach Strong used to coach at Florida before he went to Louisville and he's a real good coach."

DeBell says he's keeping all of his options open at the moment. He recently made a lengthy spring break trip throughout the southeast and checked out several programs, including Georgia Tech, Georgia , Clemson, Miami and North Carolina.

"Right now I'm just focused on spring ball and working on pass sets because we didn't do pass sets last year," DeBell said. "Once spring ball is over I'm probably going to narrow it down to a top ten. I don't want to release any names right now. The more information I can get the better decision I can make."

What is DeBell looking for in a school?

"Probably the relationship with the coaching staff and if the coach can take me to the next level because I want to play professionally," DeBell said. "Distance doesn't really matter to me but it would be nice if my dad could come see the games. One factor is if the schools games are televised because I want my folks to see the games if I go out of state. It would be nice to play as a freshman but whatever the coach believes is best for me I'll go for that."


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