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Hooks Holding One Offer
Charleroi (Pa.) junior offensive tackle Zach Hooks was one of a handful of juniors in the state to receive an early scholarship from an FBS program. The offer admittedly took Hooks by surprise. "Pittsburgh offered me on September 1st." Hooks said. "It was exciting to get the offer. I really wasn't expecting it." Hooks took an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh for their season opener against Youngstown State. "I went to the YSU game," Hooks said. "I had fun there. I have been to a lot of Pitt games before, so I didn't see much that was new to me. I'm being recruited by Coach (Greg) Gattuso. He is a pretty cool guy." Purdue has also been showing an interest in Hooks. The big tackle hopes to hear from Penn State and Georgia in the future. "I have always liked Penn State and the atmosphere there," Hooks stated. "I like Joe Paterno and I hope to hear from them. "I like the way Georgia plays defense," Hooks continued. "They play very physical defense and they like to use big guys on the defensive line and I prefer defense." Pitt and Purdue are recruiting Hooks as an offensive tackle. Hooks admits that he has some work to do and once he does that more teams should come calling. "I need to hit the weights more," he said. "I also need to get my grades up. As far as my play I am very physical and I put people on the ground." Hooks earned 1st Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore.
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