Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner did wonders for the Wolverines’ unit up front in 2018. Not only did he work his magic to get results on the field, but he also was able to find success on the recruiting trail.
Warinner helped bring in six offensive linemen in the 2019 class, and he is already laying the groundwork for the 2020 class. He recently paid a visit to one of Michigan’s top targets on the offensive line — 4-star Zak Zinter — in his high school in North Andover, Massachusetts.
“It was awesome having coach on campus,” Zinter told Maize n Brew. “Even though it’s a quick bump into, it’s awesome that he took the time to make it out to learn more about me and my teammates.”
Due to NCAA rules, Zinter said he and Warinner had some basic talk that was “very quick.” But Zinter’s contact with Michigan since being offered seems to suggest he is one of the Wolverines’ main targets along with offensive line.
Next up for Zinter is another visit to the university. So how soon will that visit happen? Zinter said he is trying to get to Ann Arbor sometime in March for a spring practice, but he is “still trying to finalize those plans.”
Along with Michigan, Duke, Virginia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Penn State are set to receive visits from the 6-foot-6, 300-pound mauler. The timeline for those trips are also to be determined.
Zinter is the No. 3 player in his state, No. 19 offensive tackle and No. 137 overall player in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. There are currently no crystal ball predictions for him.
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