Zach Higgins is a 6-5, 305-pound offensive lineman out of Alliance (OH) Marlington High School. This past weekend, Higgins captured a section championship in wrestling, and now sits with an overall record of 35-4. Up next is districts, followed by states.
Still excited about wrestling, Higgins is eager to resume his football recruiting in a few weeks when wrestling is done.
"It's a little tough with wrestling to go places and see campuses," Higgins said. "The day after districts, I'm heading up to Michigan State. Afterwards, I'd like to get out to West Virginia, UConn, Boston College and Duke. I just haven't been able to make it. I'll probably get to a lot of (spring) practices."
One school Higgins was interested during the season was Pitt. That was under the previous coaching staff. Now that the new coaching staff has gotten caught up after reeling in a 2011 recruiting class in just three weeks, they have resumed contact with Higgins.
"Yeah, they invited me to their junior day on March 5," Higgins said. "That's one of the days I'll probably be at states, so I won't be able to go. That's one of the schools I'd love to go to."
In addition to that, Higgins cited a few things he likes about Pitt.
"It's only two hours from my home, and they have a pretty good medical program," Higgins added. "That's a school I'd like to go to, but I haven't been able to make it down because of wrestling."
He might not be able to make the junior day, but Pitt is one of many places he hopes to take a visit to, to watch a spring practice.
As a junior in 2010, Higgins was a first-team all-league selection and first-team all-state selection.