Zach Zwinak, a 4 star athlete out of Maryland, has narrowed his list down to two contenders; Penn State and Virginia Tech. Zwinak's father, B.J. Zwinak, played at Virginia Tech, which could give the Hokies the extra edge in this recruiting battle.
Zach is not expected to take any official visits and could decide any day from here on out.
"If you like tough and physical football players, you'll love this guy," said one of ESPN's recruiting insiders. "He is an old school, hard nosed linebacker and fullback. Loves to deliver on ball carriers as a middle backer; explodes on contact and drives his legs. Zwinak has some athletic limitations but his intensity, aggressiveness and toughness outweighs those limitations. He will be a true asset to the team that lands him."
Zach had a stellar junior year as he rushed for 1400 yards and 19 touchdowns while adding 53 tackles and 5 sacks on defense.
It appears that the Hokies are recruiting Zwinak as a running back/fullback hybrid to use as their between the tackles runner in the future. However, if the depth remains to great at running back, Zwinak could easily switch over to linebacker.
At 6'3", 245 pounds, Zwinak is going to be player to watch whether he ends up at Virginia Tech or Penn State.