Cory Zirbel, OL, 6-7, 292, 5.3, MURRAY, KENTUCKY:
JH: Has your season started yet?
CZ: "We played our first game last Friday and we play again this Friday. We won our opener 38-3. We played well because the team we beat is supposed to be pretty good this year. I played well. I blocked out at 97 percent. It was a pretty easy night for me."
JH: Who do you play this Friday?
CZ: We play Hawkins County Central this weekend and they have been pretty good recently. They are a 3A school and we are a single A school, so they are quite a bit bigger than us. It is always hard to tell how good a 3A school is before they get. Class 4A and single A are the best classes in Kentucky, while 2A and 3A run behind those two."
JH: How did your summer go?
CZ: "I increased my bench press 35 pounds to 395. I got much stronger in my legs. I got my squat max 565 and that is a big improvement for me. I weigh right at 300, and that is where I want to be for the rest of this season."
JH: How is recruiting going?
CZ: "I pretty much have a top three with Michigan, Miami and Oklahoma. I have set up my official visit with Oklahoma the weekend of October 2nd, when they play Texas Tech. I am working to set up the other two visits. Recently, I got my invitation to play in the Army All-Star game in San Antonio and that was a big thrill for me. I will play tackle in the game."
JH: What do you think about Oklahoma?
CZ: "I really like Oklahoma. I am going to take that official visit and see how things go there. After that visit I will know a lot more about Oklahoma and whether they should remain in the top three. I am sure they will. Oklahoma has been very good recently and I have been following Coach (Bob) Stoops over the last three years or so. He has developed one of the top programs in the country. My step-dad is from Oklahoma and he has gone to a few games and has told me how special they are."
JH: Do you have a favorite at the moment?
CZ: "I really don't have a favorite going into recruiting. Michigan was my favorite for a long time, but that was before I visited the other schools. It is pretty much an open ballgame right now."
Kentucky lineman scheduled for October visit
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