Zac Epping Makes Minnesota Visit

Zac Epping, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman from Kenosha (WI) Tremper, committed to Minnesota at the end of June. Epping made his official visit this past weekend and GoldenSports.Net caught up with him to learn the latest on his senior season and decision to become a Gopher.

Zac Epping has helped lead Kenosha Tremper to a 4-2 mark. They lost to Franklin on the road 38-13, but are hoping to bounce back Friday in their homecoming game versus Oak Creek. Epping has high expectations for the rest of the season.

"We are trying to win the rest of our games. If we win one more game, we'll make the playoffs., which is one of our goals. We all want to be conference champs, but we will have to see about that. The team that we just lost to would have to lose a game."

Epping is pleased about his individual performance this season.

"I am playing good. I am playing both ways, offense and defense. I'm tired, but I love it."

Epping weighs 285 pounds, but hopes to add bulk to get ready for college.

"Just gain as much as I can. Get up to 300, maybe 310."

Epping plays left tackle and defensive end for his high school team, but he is expected to move to center in college, due to his lack of height. Epping admits that center is somewhat of a new position for him.

"Not really, actually. Back in like pee-wees. That's about it"

Most college teams want their tackles to be 6-foot-5 or 6-foot-6, thus the expected move to the middle of the offensive line.

"That is pretty much it. During the offseason, I am working on my stance and trying to get that all down."

Epping is concentrating on just footbaall as a senior, but has played other sports earlier in his career.

"I was on the basketball team and I made varsity my sophomore year. I quit, so I can work on lifting for football."

Epping enjoyed his first visit to the new TCF Stadium.

"It is amazing. The whole field is amazing. The recruiting room is good."

Epping said that there was plenty to like about Minnesota when it came to making his college decision.

"First of all, the Big Ten Conference. I always wanted to play for a Big Ten school. They just showed the most interest. I had a great vibe with the head coach and Coach Davis."

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