At 6’7, 270-lbs, it is hard to imagine Zac Hueter playing anything other than offensive tackle. Last season at North Branch high, however, that's exactly what he did. The rangy youngster played tight end, and though it was basically an extension of their offensive line, he did manage to haul in a few receptions.
"I was mainly a blocker,” he said. “I had four catches for two touchdowns. This year I’ll be moving to left tackle though.”
While he didn’t fill up the stat column in football, he made up for it on the hardwood by averaging 17 points and nine rebounds per game as a power forward. His size, athleticism, and footwork have schools recruiting him for both sports.
“I do [want to play both]," Hueter said. "I’m getting looks for both sports. The MAC for basketball and Big Ten for football.”
Hueter has already received a scholarship offer from Central Michigan for football and has a number of other schools recruiting him for the pigskin. Some are even courting him on both sides of the ball since also showed potential as a starter at defensive tackle a year ago.
“Northwestern and Purdue talk to me about playing defense,” said Hueter. “I’m also hearing from Michigan. I just visited them last Thursday, Penn State, Purdue, Northwestern, and Indiana. Cincinnati’s assistant coach wanted to offer me. He said I just had to wait until the head coach had a chance to call me.”
The next few weeks will be big for Hueter as he will head to several camps in hopes that he can impress the respective staffs at those schools enough to earn more scholarship offers.
“I will try to get down to Northwestern or Purdue and I’m going to the Michigan camp for three days,” he said.
Camping in Ann Arbor will give Hueter another chance to talk to the Wolverine coaches, see campus, and also take care of some unfinished business left from his first visit.
“[The first visit] went really well," Hueter reported. "I was up there for four hours meeting everybody. They showed me around, and I talked to Coach Carr. He said he wanted me to play at Michigan for him. Coach Jackson said all I needed to do was show up at camp and show some skills and toughness and I would get an offer afterwards.”
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Hueter in the coming weeks.