Zordich Lands Another Offer

Ohio standout linebacker has heard from a fifth big-time program that would like his services on the gridiron. But has his well-known father's alma mater thrown its hat into the ring yet? Get the latest as we catch up with the younger Zordich.

Youngstown, Ohio, linebacker Michael Zordich figures to be no stranger to major-college scholarship offers this year. Zordich, the son of former Penn State and NFL safety Michael Zordich Sr., has a top-flight pedigree and physical skills.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound product of Cardinal Mooney High held offers from LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Syracuse prior to this week. On Monday, a fifth school threw its hat into the ring.

“Penn State offered me yesterday,” Zordich said. “Coach [Jay] Paterno texted me the other day and said the offer was on the way and we just talked about Penn State.”

Zordich had been in contact with Penn State pretty regularly in the last few weeks and an offer seemed imminent.

“Actually, my dad played at Penn State and my mom was a cheerleader there, so I have always followed them growing up,” Zordich said. “I have been to at least one game a year since I was little so it means a lot. It really means a lot.”

With five schools now having offered in writing, Zordich still claims to be wide open.

“I plan on taking my time and seeing what schools offer,” he said. “I don't want to start figuring things out and then have some other schools jump in the running.”

Zordich does have some tentative plans for the coming months, though.

“I plan on going to a combine soon,” Zordich said. “I also know Penn State is having a Junior Day March 24 and again March 31, so I will try to make it to one of them.”

Several other schools have been in contact with Zordich.

“I have also been hearing from Michigan, Notre Dame and a lot of other Big Ten schools,” he said.

“I would like to make a decision before the season, but if I am not 100 percent sure of a decision, I have no problem waiting until after the season,” he added.

Look for more from Zordich in the coming weeks as more schools offer.


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