Schlink Talks Three Schools

Peoria, Ariz., native Zach Schlink is a player that Oklahoma offered back in April, but according to him the contact between he and the coaching staff has been sparse at best since that offer was put on the table. We caught up with him to see where the Sooners stood in the mix of his 21 offers today and it is apparent that the two parties are far apart right now.

Oklahoma offered Centennial High School offensive lineman Zach Schlink a scholarship back in April, however according to the 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman, contact with the staff has been almost non-existent. With Oklahoma having secured the top offensive guard in the nation in Stephen Good and Schlink preferring to stay closer to home, this may not have been a good match for either party anyway.

"To tell you the truth I haven't really heard a whole lot from Oklahoma since they offered back in April and I am kind of surprised I got the offer to begin with considering the amount of contact we have had," Schlink said. "I haven't heard from them since the spring that I can remember and have not gotten the chance to learn about them, so I have not really given it much thought. I am really thinking of trying to stay close to home because of my family anyway."

While the Sooners won't be his final destination two programs that do have a great shot at the offensive lineman are Arizona and Arizona State. He recently took unofficial visits to both programs and came away impressed.

"It was really good to get down and get a feel for the staff at Arizona," Schlink explained. "I went for a one-day camp to see how the new offense was going to be run and felt very comfortable on campus. Arizona is close to home, they have pretty nice facilities and the coaches are excellent."

"My trip to Arizona State went really, really good," Schlink stated. "I toured the facilities which I thought were really nice and I was very comfortable being around the coaching staff there. It was a great visit overall and I had a good time there."

Schlink says that he plans to take at least two or three official visits before hopefully making a decision sometime between the middle to end of his senior season. Last year as a junior he was a first-team All-Region, All-5-A and All-State selection.

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