Zach Sterup helped lead Hastings (Nebr.) St. Cecilia to a state title on the gridiron his senior year and is trying to make it four straight on the hardwood. After seeing Sterup in action, on the football field and the basketball court, it's easy to understand why St. Cecilia has enjoyed the success they have with Sterup on their side.
jumps off the page and video at you immediately because of his size. I mean, 6-foot-9 and 265-pounds is a huge frame, but Sterup looks tall and lean at that height/weight. Look at Sterup on film though and you will find an ultra athletic, big bodied player whose best days of football are all in front of him.
Sterup has tremendous athleticism for a man his size. Sometimes with that height comes some coordination issues, but not with Sterup. Sterup displays good ability changing direction as a DE, shows good pass blocking ability and can run the basketball court with the best of them. See for yourselves why people are saying Sterup could be the hidden gem of the Nebraska 2010-11 recruiting class:
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