Introducing: Zach Werlinger
Zach Werlinger
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Jason Jewell


Q & A with Chandler (Ariz.) Basha quarterback Zach Werlinger

FoxSportsNext: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Zach Werlinger: "Over 2600 yards passing, 30 TD passes, 6 rushing TDs, over 400 yards rushing, 1st Team All CUSD Quarterback, Division I All Section II 1st Team Quarterback."

What is your official height and weight?
"6-2, 185."

What is your greatest football memory?
"My greatest football memory is all the experiences I have had the opportunity to share with my teammates over the years. I'll always the remember the lessons this game has taught me and how it has shaped me into the person I am today."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"My goals for the upcoming season are to help my team win and play to the best of my ability."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"I am preparing for the upcoming season by continuing to get bigger, faster, and stronger. Continuing to gain full knowledge of the offense and putting in the time and effort to improve myself as a passer; Both ASU and U of A camps for sure, others undecided."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"The aspect of my game that I have really worked hard on is my speed; I would like to continue to improve on my mechanics, arm strength, and footwork."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Rajhan Meriwether is one who should people should look out for."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"I cannot name one teammate who I really respect. I respect every single one of my teammates because of how hard they work and how much they are willing to give to make our program better."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"I am hopeful to get an opportunity to play at the next level. If given so, I will want to help the team in any way that I can and grow as a player and a person throughout my college career."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"Arizona St. and University of Arizona have both shown interest as well as University of Colorado and University of New Mexico; No offers yet."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
"Absolutely, I would consider staying in state to play in college."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"Undecided."

What other sports do you play?
"I am running track this Spring."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"My coach would describe me as "quietly intense" and a competitor. With that being said, a player who wants to get better everyday as well as making the players around him better, a player who does what is asked of him, and is the same guy every day: prepared to lead and willing to take his team to where they want to be."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"My strengths: I'm accurate, I manage the game well, I have good overall mobility and am a good teammate/leader. Weakness: Only one year as a starter but excited to get another year under my belt."

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Peyton Manning because of the way he studies the game and his opponents."

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"You can expect a team who will play hard and fight to the end."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?

"A college program can expect a hard worker, who wants to help the program be successful."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"4.5 GPA."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Main factors: Academics, Offensive System, Location."



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