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Recruiting Spotlight: Shane Zink

VITALS

Name:  Shane Zink

Position:  Offensive Tackle

Height:  6'7''

Weight:  295 lbs.

Last College: Shasta College, Redding, CA

Rating: 2 stars (Rivals)

Recruited by: Jeff Hammerschmidt and Bill Bedenbaugh

STRENGTHS

Bay Valley Conference first-team offense honors for coach Craig Thompson in his first year at Shasta in 2008, starting all 11 games... Zink helped Shasta go 9-2, earn postseason trip and win Bulldog Bowl over Monterey Peninsula College in 2008...Prepped at Enterprise High School in Redding, and is second player from school to earn Division I scholarship... Second-team All-Northern Section offensive tackle as senior... Dominating inside man for Hornets basketball team in high school, earning first-team All-Eastern Athletic League honors and area MVP by the Redding Record-Searchlight... Also prep shot put competitor...

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VERDICT

First of all, let me highlight the fact that this guy is 6'7" (6'8" according to some sources) and I have seen reports that he now weighs upwards of 325 lbs. He is enormous and has a chance to be a real impact player on the offensive line after developing significant strength in his two years in Junior College. Right now, he is listed as third on the depth chart at left offensive tackle (in Eben Britton's spot). The guy wanted to play hoops for Lute Olson and in high school he averaged more than 16 points per game and 9 rebounds. But, we need him on the O-Line and I think he'll be a name to remember.