The Northville Mustangs had a good 2013 season and it all started up front with a big offensive line that featured a couple of college prospects. One of those is junior Zach Graham, who stepped his game up this season.
"I played varsity as sophomore and started six games. It was definitely different coming from freshman football," he said. "This year, it was a huge advantage. I had a ton more experience and I was bigger, faster and stronger. I wasn't as nervous because I knew I could hold my own."
At nearly 6-foot-4, 272-pounds, Graham mans the team's left tackle spot, but likely projects inside at the next level. He has started getting looks from colleges and that number is due to increase over the next few months.
"I've been getting some looks. Eastern Michigan has been interested because of my friend David Moorman. He's been helping me out with getting looks. Grand Valley State was here, Eastern was here and they are coming back some time this month."
In addition to Moorman, who has several FBS offers, the Mustang line also featured UMass commit Dimitri Angelas. The strength of the unit and the senior leadership helped Graham transition into the varsity level.
"It's pretty sweet. Playing next to Dimitri, I've got someone to help me. He's always looking out for me, helping me when I need help, giving me tips on recruiting."
Graham was an All-Conference selection this year.