DT Humble And Grateful

You'll always meet interesting personalities while covering the recruiting trail. This defensive tackle target is definitely one. Humble, appreciative and mature are just a few words we can use to describe this Texas State target.

Towards the end of January, one day in the middle of class, Dallas Skyline defensive tackle, Zach Abercrumbia received a message that his high school coach needed him to step out of class and come to the coaches office. He had no idea what to expect.

"They (Texas State) actually came to my school at the end of January. My Coach pulled me out of class and the coaching staff told me I was a heck of a player and that I had a scholarship," said Abercrumbia.

Defensive Line Coach Mike Hudson is leading the charge for the 6'3" 260lb target who is currently ranked as the 29th best defensive tackle in the nation and has earned a 3-Star rating from our Scout.com National Recruiting Analysts.

Texas State will definitely have it's work cut out for it in trying to court the d-lineman. Texas Tech and TCU have already offered as well. Maryland, BYU, Oklahoma State, Texas, Nebraska, Oregon State, Iowa State and Oklahoma have all shown interest or already stopped by Skyline to speak with Zach.

This Saturday he'll be making the 5 hour drive to Lubbock and attending the Texas Tech junior day. That's one area where the Bobcats got the jump on all programs after Abercrubmia, he attended Texas State's junior day back on February 1st.

"The Texas State junior day was nice. I was really impressed. It just seems like the Coaching Staff knows how to have fun and get after it at the same time," said Abercrumbia.

It's still very early in the process and Zach knows the speed at which recruiting moves now a days, but he's not letting that detract from this experience and opportunity to have the rare shot of playing division one football.

"I really am enjoying the process. I'm grateful to Texas State for them to even consider me and them offering me was mind blowing. I really do like it (TXST). Every opportunity that is presented in front of me, I'll weigh it and make the best decision," said Abercrumbia.

Zach is looking for a great educational environment and to be surrounded by a winning program that will allow him to fight for early playing time. He wants the opportunity to contribute and step on the field to show his worth. In the end, he knows that all good things will come to an end and an injury can happen at any moment, so he'll be weighing heavily the academics of the schools he's considering.

"What I'm really going to base my decision on first and foremost, is their academics, what they offer and what I want to study. I want to have my own business one day. I want to go somewhere with a good entrepreneur school or business program. A school that offers me that will be helping me make my decision."

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