Kirk Herbstreit's Son Zak Commits to Ohio State As a Preferred Walk-On

By Dan Hope on December 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Zak Herbstreit
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Zak Herbstreit is following in his father's footsteps.

Herbstreit, a tight end whose father is former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit, announced his commitment to Ohio State on Wednesday as a preferred walk-on.

An unranked prospect in the class of 2021, Herbstreit played for Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. The 6-foot-2, 217-pound tight end earned first-team All-Region honors for his senior season.

Herbstreit's older twin brothers, Jake and Tye Herbstreit, are both currently walk-ons at Clemson, where Tye is a wide receiver and Jake is a safety. Neither of them received preferred walk-on offers from Ohio State, but Kirk Herbstreit said earlier this year not to be surprised if Zak ended up with the Buckeyes.

“He’s actually in contact quite a bit with Ryan Day and Ohio State,” Herbstreit said in October, according to The State's Matt Connolly. “And I would guess, he could very easily end up going up there.”

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