The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder from North Andover, Massachusetts had other offers from Notre Dame, Auburn, Florida, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State and more before ultimately deciding to verbally commit to Michigan.
Maize n Brew caught up with Zinter after his announcement to better understand why Michigan is the right school for him. Here is his full explanation:
“(Michigan) had everything I was looking for and then some,” Zinter said. “I wanted high academics. I want to study sports management and business, and their business school is ranked No. 3 and Michigan is ranked No. 1 for public universities. I wanted big time football, and (no one has) bigger football than Michigan. I wanted a great brotherhood, and all the guys I met were the kind of guys I want to be around. And lastly, I wanted a coach who could develop me to the next level. Coach Warinner, coach Harbaugh and the rest of the coaches all have that capability to continue to develop me to the next level. I’m super excited, man. Can’t wait to get there and win some championships.
“Michigan 2020 class is going to dominate.”
Zinter is now the seventh member (and highest ranked member) of Michigan’s 2020 class. He joins 4-star cornerback Andre Seldon, 4-star linebacker Osman Savage, 4-star quarterback JD Johnson, 3-star linebacker Cornell Wheeler, 3-star tight end Nick Patterson and 3-star offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua. The class is ranked 18th in the country.
Watch junior season highlights of Michigan’s newest commit below.