Hes only 16 years old right now, so hell graduate when hes 17. Right now hes 65.5 and 290 pounds and hes actually pretty thin. I think he still has a little bit of growing left in him. He might top out at 67. Hes got a frame where he could carry 330 easily, Coach Conrad said.
Bulking up shouldnt be a problem for the future Terrapin, as his work ethic and maturity levels are advanced for his age. Hes a great kid. He works hard in the weight room. He was just named one of our captains. Hes a very good student with over a 3.5 GPA and over an 1100 on his SATs. Overall were pretty pleased with him as a player. I think his potential is unlimited.
Zellers coach sees him redshirting once he arrives on campus, mainly because of Zellers youth. He could take some time, and I wouldnt want him to play as a freshman. I think hes realistic about that. Hes young for his class so with like with many Division 1 kids, we recommend that they redshirt because would you rather be 18 years old playing against 23 year-olds or would you rather be 23 and playing against young kids? You just get that extra year to learn the system and get stronger and acclimate to the level of intensity.
When asked about what position Zeller would play in college, Coach Conrad responded he would probably be a guard, maybe a strongside tackle on the offensive line. He does move very well though. Hes got quick feet so I wouldnt rule anything out. For his size, hes very quick and hes got good hands.
Maryland coaches are already anxiously awaiting the arrival of Zeller. According to Coach Conrad, theyre very high on him. They like his work ethic and the way he fits on the football field. Hes a really big kid with a lot of skills and a lot of potential.