Hoosiers offer Ohio Linebacker Zach Sandwisch

Ohio's Central Catholic High School won the Division III State Championship in 2014, their third overall. The Hoosiers are recruiting one of the Fighting Irish's biggest contributors, Linebacker Zach Sandwisch. - PHoto Credit - CentralCatholic.org

Ohio's Central Catholic High School won the Division III State Championship in 2014, their third overall. The Hoosiers are recruiting one of the Fighting Irish's biggest contributors, Linebacker Zach Sandwisch. - PHoto Credit - CentralCatholic.org

Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)

Ohio's Zach Sandwisch was one of the many talented prospects to make the trip to Bloomington on Saturday to partake in the team's  Junior Day activities, which included attending the hardwood matchup between the Hoosiers and the Spartans. The hard-hitting, Central Catholic (Toledo) linebacker did not leave the capital of Hoosier Nation empty-handed, as he announced via his twitter account that he had received an offer from Coach Wilson and the Hoosiers. 

The 6-foot 3, 220 pound standout contributed significantly on defense during the Fighting Irish's run to an OHSAA Division III State Championship, recording  87 tackles, including 16 tackles for a loss, forcing three fumbles, recovering two fumbles, and picking off a pass.  He came up big for Central Catholic in the team's Semi-State and Championship games, recording a combined 22 tackles, including three tackles for a loss and half a sack while recovering a fumble.

Sandwisch is a very instinctive, hard-hitting linebacker capable of disrupting plays in the backfield due to his ability to read and react quickly. He also shows off a relentless motor and an ability to shed blocks with ease in his Hudl Highlight tape.  

Sandwisch is the No. 30 Outside Linebacker in his class and the 16th best player in the state of Ohio according to 247sports. In addition to Indiana, the three-star prospect has offers from Iowa, West Virginia, Miami (OH), Toledo, and Western Michigan.