Offensive/defensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah completed his excellent career on a good note last week, as JP Stevens High School (Edison, NJ) captured a 35-7 regular-season victory over Edison. The victory helped ease the disappointing first-round playoff loss to Bridgewater-Raritan two weeks previous.
For the season, the 6-4, 285 pound star finished with over 60 pancakes from his offensive guard position and made just under 50 tackles with four sacks from his defensive tackle position.
With his season complete, Jeremy is finding it difficult to keep busy with his newly found free-time.
“Actually, I’m trying to find things to do,” Zuttah said with a laugh. “Right now I’m focusing on recruiting a little bit. I’m taking some time off, and then I’m going to start running and lifting.”
Zuttah’s focus on recruiting has led him to narrowing his list to seven schools, with five of those programs receiving official visits. He has received scholarship offers from all of his top schools.
“I’ve set two visits so far, and I’m going to set my visit to Virginia Tech tomorrow,” Zuttah said. “I have Ohio State this weekend and Iowa next weekend. I’m most likely going to Maryland and Pittsburgh for my final two visits. I don’t just like those five schools… I also like Rutgers and Boston College. I went to Boston College last year when my brother Jeff went on his official visit, so I’ve seen all I need to see there. Rutgers is only like 10 minutes from my house, so I’m comfortable there too.”
Zuttah concedes that he wants to remain open and make all five visits before announcing his decision.
“I’m going to take all five visits,” Zuttah said. “The schools can show me around campus, and I can see the atmosphere and talk to some academic people to see what each school’s academics are like. I’ll get to hang out with the team and see if the team is really close or if there are different cliques and groups. I’m going to take my visits and decide after those. I’m staying open until my visits are over.”
Virginia Tech Quarterback Coach Kevin Rogers is the primary recruiter for Zuttah. The Hokies are recruiting him as an offensive lineman. Only Maryland and Rutgers see Jeremy on the defensive side of the ball, as a defensive tackle.
When asked why the Hokies earned an official visit, Zuttah said “Virginia Tech has a consistent winning team. I like Coach Beamer a lot and my recruiting...
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