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.
Beyond excited to announce that I will be accepting a PWO and continue my academic and athletic career at the Ohio State University! Dream come true! pic.twitter.com/UuC22V5LDD— Zak Herbstreit (@ZHerbstreit) December 23, 2020
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.”
Zak-— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 23, 2020
Congrats my man. So proud of you. Chase your dreams. Your family is here to support you and love you all way through. So cool to see you headed to Ohio St. Were beyond excited for you! https://t.co/taEdYTD5AC