While 2018 Penn State commit Zack Kuntz still has to complete another year at Camp Hill High School in Camp Hill, Pa., he’s prepared to join Penn State’s roster a bit earlier than expected.
Kuntz told PennLive.com he’ll be on the gridiron with the Nittany Lions in January as an early enrollee. The 6-foot-8, 221-pound tight end is hoping to tack on 20-30 pounds before the 2018 campaign, and his decision should aid the process.
“It’s a great advantage getting to do spring ball with the team, and for me, a big part of football is, I’m going to need to put on weight, and that’s something I’ll be able to do under the coaches’ guidance and everything,” Kuntz said.
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On 247Sports, Kuntz was listed as a 4-star recruit, ranking as the third-best tight end in the class-of-2018. Moreover, he ranked as the No. 85 overall recruit in his class. Looking ahead, he’s one of 13 commits for the Nittany Lions in the class-of-2018. Although Kuntz collected just 11 catches for 197 yards and one touchdown as a junior, he missed time due to a toe injury.
With TE Mike Gesicki expected to graduate after the upcoming season, Kuntz’ early arrival should create a smooth transition from one of the offense’s top targets.