It appears to be one of the stronger years for talent in the state of Arizona this year than we can remember. One of the players drawing heavy interest from schools all over the country is Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial offensive lineman Zach Schlink.
Schlink, 6-4, 290 pounds has been one of the state's top lineman since he was a sophomore. He's a big, physical kid who projects as an interior lineman at the next level, even though he plays tackle for Centennial.
On the recruiting front, the lineman has offers from schools all the over the country and said he has seven at the top of his list right now.
"My favorites at this time are Michigan, Cal, Oklahoma, Stanford, Arizona State, Arizona and Colorado," Schlink said. "All of those schools have offered, Cal was the most recent one in that group to offer me. Of that group, I would say Oregon State is probably recruiting me the hardest right now.
"Right now, my plan is to really narrow my list down to a solid top five by the middle of July and then see about setting some official visits. My parents want me to stay close to home and play for one of the in-state schools so distance could be a factor.
"I'm just looking for a good fit where I'll be comfortable. I like all the coaches that are recruiting me so my visits could go a long way. I really like Coach Harbaugh a lot at Stanford and watches his ESPN segment a few weeks ago. He came by our school and has a lot of enthusiasm, I really think he'll turn that program around. I grew up a Michigan fan and I still like them a lot too. Colorado has recruited me hard from the beginning.
"It's going to be tough because these are all great schools. I'm just going to go through the process and see how everything plays out."