Zumwalt Has Busy Spring Planned

Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison linebacker, 6-4, 220-pound Jordan Zumwalt, has a pair of scholarship offers and is visiting a host of Pac-10 schools unofficially during spring, including UCLA...

Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (6-4, 220) is one of the bigger linebacker prospects in the West, and Zumwalt has two schools who've offered and a handful more who've been gauging interest.

"So far, it's been Boise State and Washington State who've offered me," said Zumwalt. "I'm going up to check out Arizona State for an unofficial visit and I just went to UCLA's practice (Saturday). I'm talking to Oregon State too and I'm going up there in a month. Mainly, I'm just getting a bunch of letters from them."

Zumwalt has the size that he eventually grow into a defensive end, but he's adamant about staying at linebacker.

"Linebacker, everyone so far is saying linebacker," said Zumwalt. "I like middle but I'll play anywhere. I just like to play linebacker. I play tight end and receiver but I love defense."

Zumwalt was heading to Tempe this week to visit Arizona State, a school that's been showing a lot of interest in him. He took an unofficial to UCLA over the weekend.

"UCLA was a blast," said Zumwalt. "I thought it was really fun. The school looks pretty cool. I played with Nick (Crissman) and we're good friends with the family."

Boise State, meanwhile, is one of the schools who've offered him, with current Bronco Hunter White a former Charger and the son of head coach Dave White.

"I'm trying to get time to go up to Boise and visit the school, but I've known a lot about them since I was a freshman," said Zumwalt.

Washington State started the process out by offering Zumwalt early on.

"Washington State was the first school to offer me and I was pretty excited," said Zumwalt. "It was pretty awesome. Boise State came after that.

Zumwalt isn't in a rush to make a decision, wanting to go through the process before deciding on a school.

"I'm just keeping all of my options open, I still have like another year until I can sign," said Zumwalt. "I want to make sure I make the right one because this will be a big choice. I'm just taking my time. I want to play the Pac-10. Whatever school gives me that option, my goal in life is to play the Pac-10."

Zumwalt said he'd look at some key factors before deciding where he'll sign.

"Playing time, how well I fit in, the coaches, the surroundings and most importantly, the academics," said Zumwalt.

In describing his play, Zumwalt noted the physical nature of his game.

"I love to hit, so I like to blow people up," said Zumwalt. "I'd like to say I'm pretty fast. I can move a lot better than linemen so I'm a combination of both.

Zumwalt will take in at least two camps, Oregon State and the Nike Camp in Los Angeles.

Academically, he has a 3.3 GPA and will take the SAT this spring.


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