"He is heck of a player," said Jesuit head coach Vic Eumont. "He's an I-tailback with great vision and he's a good north-south runner. He doesn't have great speed but when he puts that uniform on he is faster than guys who have more speed than him on a track. He'll run over you too. He's not afraid to run over anyone."
Zimmerman, a 6-4, 220-pound deep snapper, may not be awarded an athletic scholarship because he is not a full-time center. But that has not prevented schools from recruiting him.
"LSU has seen him and they like him," Eumont told Tiger Rag. "They saw him at one of the camps he went to last year and he was the best snapper from around the country."
Eumont said Zimmerman has qualities on the gridiron that make him a prize catch for some lucky Division-I coach.
"He is the best deep snapper I've had as a high school coach," he said. "He could start for a lot of people in college right now. He gets the ball back there quick. We didn't have any punts blocked last year and it was not because of our blocking. He is a valuable asset. He might make some money one day doing that."