Santa Maria (Calif.) St. Joseph's wide receiver Zak Karsh is beginning to receive recruiting…
NLA7on7: WR Zak Karsh
Santa Maria (Calif.) St. Joseph's wide receiver Zak Karsh participated with his 7on7 team, Big Picture, at last weekend's New Level Athletics 7on7 Tournament, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. "This was the first time our team played together. Most of us have never met. I'm just working on my routes and getting a feel for different players. We're coming together as a team," he said. The tournament marked the first time this off-season that many West Coast players were able to showcase their talent on such a large platform, and Karsh was excited to prove a few things. "I have some underestimated speed; I love passing guys. My routes and my footwork have both gotten better over this past year, and I just have to improve those and work on a few things. I'm working on my hand-fighting off the ball and I've been in the gym, trying to get bigger," he said. The 6'0", 185 lb. receiver has put in numerous hours training during the off-season and is hoping to get to the 190 lb. mark before season. "I work out every day during the week, sometimes twice, and have speed training after school. I also get into the weight room a lot," he said. As he prepares for spring ball, which will start in June, Karsh has been maintaining contact with some programs he's interested in. "I've been emailing with Washington State, Arizona, San Diego State, Utah, Colorado, schools like that. I went to a couple of camps last year and this summer I hope to go to a lot of camps and get my name out there, trying to get my first offer," he said. Karsh's options are open, though he thinks his talents could cater to a particular offense. "The spread, mostly because I'm kind of on the smaller side and I can work in slot or wherever, use my speed to help out. I just want a good program, a place where I can do well, that's a good school in a good area. I want to go to a team that wants me, somewhere I can help," he said. Over the next few months, Karsh will continue to train and thinks he probably won't take visits until next season. "I want to go to as many camps and combines as I can and just get better for next season. I think I'm going to wait for visits after the camps and when it's time, just look at my options," he said.
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