Q&A With Miami Commit Zac Dysert

For the second time in as many years, the Miami RedHawks landed the player many consider to be tops among all quarterbacks in the state of Ohio. They completed the feat when Ada, Ohio's Zac Dysert made his decision official Tuesday. Dysert talked with RedHawk Insider about his decision process, his game, in what way he plans to help Miami off the field, and more.

For the second time in as many years, the Miami RedHawks landed the player many consider to be tops among all quarterbacks in the state of Ohio. They completed the feat when Ada, Ohio's Zac Dysert made his decision official Tuesday. Dysert's numbers in his junior year were impressive to say the least, tallying nearly 4,000 yards and finding the endzone 38 times, 31 of those coming through the air. Dysert talked with RedHawk Insider about his decision process, his game, in what way he plans to help Miami off the field, and more.

When did you officially decide to come to Miami?
Yesterday around noon. I called Coach Montgomery at around 5:30 or 6.

What were you thinking in your head when you decided Miami was the place you wanted to be?
I was just really happy I finally got it out of the way. I've loved Miami ever since I went up there. I felt like it was the right place to go, and when I figured that out, I didn't think twice about it, and I just decided to give them a call right away.

What were some of the factors that made you comfortable in your decision?
The style of play they have and the tradition there. Plus, I like Coach Montgomery a lot. I feel comfortable around him. I really like the situation I'll be going into.

You had said you were deciding between Miami and Cincinnati a little over a week ago. Were there any other schools in there at the last minute?
It was just Miami and Cincinnati.

In your last year of high school, do you plan to do anything that will help you prepare for college ball?
I'm going to work hard during the season, and watch a lot of film this year so I can read defenses a little better. Also work on making quick decisions.

Miami has a rich tradition at quarterback, especially recently. Does that legacy mean anything to you as you prepare to become a RedHawk?
That's one of the main reasons I'm going there. I know Coach Montgomery can prepare me to see if I can make it at the next level.

As it pertains to your game, what do you think is the biggest strength you will bring to Miami?
I think I read defenses well, and make good decisions with the ball, making decisions under pressure and things like that. I think I'm a good leader, and I have a strong arm so I can make all the throws whenever they need to be made.

What are some improvements you'd like to make in your last year?
I want to get faster, and get smarter. I want to learn from mistakes I make during the season.

Although your position is set, have the coaches told you how you will fit into the system, such as what formations you will play from, etc?
Not really.

Because you are such a touted player, will you help Miami in the recruiting game and try to help them land other players?
Yeah, I'm going to try. I'm going to do everything I can do get a few more guys in there, maybe a couple receivers and some linemen. Just try to get other people to come here.


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