Due to the text messaging ban put in place, Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard defensive tackle Zach Kerr has had a pretty slow August. That time off has allowed the 6-foot-2, 323-pounder to focus on the upcoming season with his team and begin to consider unofficial visits.
"I haven't been doing much," he said. "Mostly I'm sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the time off from recruiting. It feels good to relax with my high school team. We're going to be something special this year.
"I've been doing well getting into practice and preparing for our first game on September 7th. I know a lot of players get annoyed by practice, but I enjoy it. It's a chance for me to get better as a player. I think I've improved a couple parts of my play. I'm using my hands a lot more, my agility is better along with my quickness."
In recruiting, the three-star prospect is looking at visits.
"With the texting ban, I'm getting a lot more letters and notes from coaches," he said. "I've also been starting to look at visits which have been in the back of my mind. I think I want to start scheduling them at the start of our season. I'm not even sure who I'm looking at, but more than likely I'll take all five visits."
With that in mind, does Kerr have any leaders?
"Not really all the schools are pretty even with me. I don't have any favorites right now."