BisonReport.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the NDSU staff like you to report at this summer?
Zach Willis: I'm 6'3.5" 320 lbs and the coaches want me in at 305-310.
BisonReport.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?
ZW: Obviously I want to play. But if that isn't in the cards, I want to contribute to bring the team back to championship level.
BisonReport.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?
ZW: Getting healthy after surgery, and learning the playbook.
BisonReport.com What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Bison?
ZW: Getting to play in front of my home town and family in green and gold.
BisonReport.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend North Dakota State University?
ZW: I chose to stay here in Fargo because it was the best fit for me and my family. Obviously I'm a fan, and I want to carry on the tradition as well.
BisonReport.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Bison and why?
ZW: UNI, USD, SDSU. Because if you take care of those three, you have a good shot at winning the conference.
BisonReport.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at NDSU?
ZW: I've already been admitted to NDSU.
BisonReport.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
ZW: Starting a family, and on the path to advancing in my career.
BisonReport.com: What is it about Coach Klieman and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?
ZW: It's family. That's the biggest part. I was already sure of the program, but the people in the staff sold me.
BisonReport.com: What is something you learned about North Dakota State University that surprised you during the recruiting process?
ZW: I didn't really learn anything new, just became more familiar with the demands and responsibilities that come with being a Bison.
BisonReport.com: What position do you expect to play at NDSU? What other position did the Bison staff mention as a possibility?
ZW: Interior OL. Guard or center.
BisonReport.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?
ZW: They think I fit the mold of the physical interior offensive lineman that they use in the run game.
BisonReport.com: Have you had any communication with other NDSU recruits and if so what?
ZW: We have a group chat, and we talk every day. Just becoming friends. Building the relationship.
BisonReport.com: What player do you model your game after and why?
ZW: I model myself after Tyron Smith and Richie Incognito. They're mean, physical, athletic guys. I like playing like that.