Eyeing summer visit to Nebraska

Zack Darlington just returned from a trip to West Virginia this weekend. The 6-foot-2 and 205-pound quarterback from Apopka (Flor.) says that he will head to Nebraska this summer to check out what the Huskers have to offer.

The evaluation period started up today and Zack Darlington is excited about it. The 6-foot-2 and 205-pound quarterback from Apopka (Flor.) says that the key isn't to anticipate this period too much that it ruins your concentration or you just get too caught up in it.

"Oh yeah," Darlington said. "I don't think that you don't need to overreact about it. I think all you need to do is play within yourself and do the best that you can do.

"I think when you go out there and try so hard to do your best that's when things go wrong and it doesn't work out. You just can't worry a lot about it."

Apopka actually won't start their spring practices for a couple more weeks. There will be plenty of opportunities for college coaches to come out and see him working out before his spring practices start up.

"We start our spring practices on May 1. I work out everyday in weight class and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I work out after school. Usually on Tuesday and Thursday I throw with the receivers."

This year will be a little different for Darlington. He assumed a share of the leadership role on offense last season, but this year he thinks that it will fall squarely on his shoulders and he wants to be the guy that people look to when they need a play.

"I think that last year there was a guy in the backfield with me and he was our go to guy. As the season went on I kind of stepped into that role. I am looking forward to being in that role all year this year.

"I know that we will be looking for someone who can step up and make the play in any situation. I am looking to step up for my team and fill that role."

Darlington just got back from a visit this weekend and he is looking at a couple of others. One of the two schools that Darlington is looking at visiting has offered while the other hasn't extended any offers to any quarterbacks and is considering offering him.

"I just got back from West Virginia this weekend. We got up there Friday, spent the weekend there, saw the campus, spoke with the coaches and they just showed me what West Virginia was all about. I really liked it.

"I would really like to get to see Nebraska. Hopefully I can visit Ohio State. I don't have an offer from Ohio State, but I am hoping to get one. I talk to them every week. They haven't offered any quarterbacks yet."

Both of the visits that Darlington is looking at will likely have to wait until summer. Besides those two schools that he would like to visit there are no other plans to see any other schools at this moment.

"I don't see anything happening before the summer gets here so I think those visits will have to wait. Beyond those two schools I don't know of any other schools that I will go and visit."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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