As expected, Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.) senior offensive lineman Wolfgang Zacherl was in attendance for Virginia Tech’s victory over Bowling Green this past Saturday. Certainly, the key issue right now for Zacherl is his standing with Tech in terms of a possible scholarship offer. Did he learn anything knew from the Tech staff this past weekend?
“They actually didn’t talk specifically to me about a scholarship,” Zacherl answered. “Maybe the closest thing I got in terms of knowing where I stand with them is that Coach O’Cain called me out to go to midfield to meet personally with Coach Beamer.”
Zacherl didn’t land an offer, but he still appears to be very much on Tech’s radar. Primary recruiter Mike O’Cain plans to take a closer look at the 6’4″, 265-pound senior soon.
“Coach O’Cain said he was really glad I could make it,” Zacherl said. “He said he is going to try and come up in a couple of weeks. He said he is going to come see me play, which I’m excited about.”
Zacherl enjoyed his time in Blacksburg. In fact, he plans to return to Virginia Tech for at least one more game. The standout senior informed O’Cain that he will be back to watch Tech take on UVa, and he hopes to return for the Duke game as well.
Reflecting on last weekend, Zacherl said: “I was just impressed all around. I know Bowling Green wasn’t a huge game for them, but the stadium was full. I like how they ran the offense. It’s up-tempo but not super-fast. Listening to Coach Beamer talk to the team after the game was impressive. You can tell he has so much experience. It was impressive.”
Broughton scored its first win of the season on September 14 before dropping last week’s contest against Leesville Road. The team is 1-5 so far this year, something Zacherl hopes to improve upon. Individually, he is starting to gain confidence in what is his first season on the offensive line.
“The last game, my coaches switched me between guard and tackle throughout the game,” Zacherl said. “I’m getting more comfortable. I’m getting to where I don’t have to think. I can just do what I’m supposed to.”
TSL’s Take: As I mentioned in a previous update, if Zacherl gets an offer I think it would be as a gray-shirt. He definitely appears to be in the running for one, but obviously how he performs the rest of the way will be huge....
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