After a successful junior season in helping lead his team to an SPC Championship in 2011, offensive…
Texas OL Thinking Ivy League
"Cornell came down a few days ago, and it got me thinking…" said Constantine Zotos. The Ivy League program is interested in the Kinkaid (TX) offensive lineman, who is still seeking his initial offer. "I just didn't think I would have this kind of opportunity through football," said Zotos. "My grades aren't the best, but I had no idea that this kind of stuff could happen. "They said ‘get your grades up and we'll be talking to you. Come up for some camps, come tour the campus,' just stuff like that. " Zotos is doing his part to measure up to the Big Red's academic standards. "I got a 1700 on the SAT and I was hoping that I would do a little bit better," the 6-foot-2, 260-pounder said. "My grades right now are at a B, and I'm still trying to get those up too. "I think I can get them up to a B-plus, A-minus - that's my goal." Football cannot be abandoned in the process, though Zotos will retest again on March 10. With the exception of Cornell, his recruitment has gone at a slow pace of late. "It's slowed down a little bit, but I've been working hard in the offseason," he admitted. "Lifting every day, running and trying to stay in shape." Zotos doesn't know much about Cornell, but the Assistant Head Coach of the Big Red helped out. "It's an Ivy League school, so it's tough to get in," he said. "Coach [Tommy] Condell…I had a good talk with him about how it's an academic school, you've got to get the grades if you want to go. "It's a real pretty place, Ithaca (NY) and he let me know that the campus is more like a vacation spot and not like New York City very much. " So how does a Texas prospect figure to survive in upstate New York? "I like travel, it wouldn't be a big deal," Zotos said with a laugh. "I'll always have friends and family in the south. "I like the cold better anyway, though I'm sure it'll get rough at some point." Stay with FOX Sports Next and Scout.com for the latest on Zotos and the rest of the Class of 2013.
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