Juco DT Zimmerman has KSU interest


There is no question Texas A&M has been on a roll in recruiting for its 2013 class. And defensive tackle has been a big position of success.

The Aggies have racked up one top commit after another -- maybe one too many, as the Aggies and Rob Zimmerman (Hutchinson, Kan./Hutchinson CC) recently parted ways.

Zimmerman, who is 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, said he wasn’t hurt or shocked by the news, and it’s time to get back to work.

He is wasting little time, having visited Toledo recently, and is looking to visit Troy this weekend.

“He had a lot of injuries so some schools have backed off because they’re not sure if he’ll recover,” Hutchinson coach Rion Rhoades said. “He’s still going to graduate, and I still think he’ll make a big impact.”

Zimmerman went to high school in South Carolina, and Rhoades said he would prefer to stay closer to home. But there hasn’t been much interest from the Southeast schools. However, one school with an incredible track record with juco kids is starting to take notice.

“Kansas State has come back into the picture,” Rhoades said. “You know how good that program has been for juco kids. They see things some other schools don’t.”

The Wildcats have 14 commits for their 2013 class, one at defensive tackle. KSU continued its stellar history with juco players today by getting commits from two top Iowa Western products, quarterback Jake Waters and defensive end Devon Nash.

Rhoades said Zimmerman is hoping to sign during the early juco signing period that begins Wednesday.