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Kentucky Wildcat Football: Meet the 2012 Freshmen – Zach Myers


6’4 – 287

Zach is an extremely versatile athlete that could up seeing some time at center during his career at UK. He may be a bit undersized right now, but he has a nasty streak and is explosive and quick off the ball. Scout says that he “does a great job of drive blocking and setting up in pass protection for such a young player and plays the offensive line spot much like a defensive player.” Myers stock seems to be on the rise as he was listed a two star by some recruiting services when he signed, but now he is a three star OG across the board.

He is a “legacy recruit” as his father, Brad, was an offensive lineman at UK from 1984-87. Brad was team mates with Joker Philips in 1984 and blocked for such UK ball carriers as George Adams, Mark Higgs and Narc Logan. Zach has a good pedigree o succeed at UK. Myers was one of the 60 best recruits in the state of Ohio and was the 52nd best OG in the country, per Rivals.

Here is how ESPN scouted him:

"Myers plays how an offensive lineman should play: with great effort, toughness and a nasty streak. Bends well, looks very comfortable in his stance. Fires off the football and flashes good pad leverage, he rolls his hips too early at times and ends up high after contact. Shows good initial quickness, his first step allows him to get into defenders. Needs to improve his lateral movement skills and play with better balance. Displays very good initial pop, needs to improve his ability to maintain contact with defender after his initial burst. Plays with a nasty streak, looks to finish every block. Never caught standing around the pile. Displays a good punch in pass protection although he still needs to add strength and improve his anchor. At his best when he can fire straight off the football, struggles at times with his base when he is forced to re-direct vs movement. Myers future position along the offensive line will depend on his physical development, he currently lacks ideal size. With some added height and arm length, he displays enough athleticism to play tackle, with some added strength and girth he can easily play all three positions inside."