“Little” Brother Kuntz Checks Out Penn State

Does the towering 10th grader eventually plan to follow his older siblings to Happy Valley?

Camp Hill (Pa.) High Class of 2018 athlete Zack Kuntz visited Penn State for the start of fall camp Thursday.

If the name sounds familiar, it should. One older brother, Christian, is a former Nittany Lion receiver. Another, Brandon, walked on with PSU last year and is still enrolled at the university.

Zack Kuntz is a "little" brother in name only. The athlete already stands 6-foot-7, 215 pounds. He has gained an offer from Virginia Tech, with Penn State, Duke and Pitt also showing serious interest.

Making the short drive up Route 322 to Happy Valley was a positive experience.

"It went great," Kuntz said. "I got to see the campus and facilities. I had an awesome time."

Not surprisingly, he found a family atmosphere on the trip.

"They all pretty much welcomed me and all of them were friendly," he said of the PSU coaches. "I thanked them for allowing me to come and visit."

Kuntz reported that he is in frequent contact with the Penn State staff, and intends to visit for several Nittany Lion home games this season. He wants to check out some other schools, too, but the only trip he has scheduled so far is to Virginia Tech for its showdown with Ohio State Sept. 7 (a Monday night).

Kuntz said his brothers will "throw in (their) two cents from time to time" regarding Penn State, but that they are "good about it."

However, he has his own thoughts on the matter.

"In some ways, yes, I want to follow my brothers' footsteps," he said. "But before I make any decision, I have a lot more visiting to do all around the country so I can compare."

Kuntz has not compiled a list of favorites. Since he is only entering 10th grade, he is in no rush to make a decision.

The focus now is building on a freshman season that saw him make 47 catches for 658 yards and six scores as a tight end, and 41 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception as a defensive end.

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