Zach Super changes course

Published 9:54 pm Friday, August 16, 2013

Former Lakeland High School quarterback Zach Super announced he will no longer be attending and playing football for Chowan University in the fall as previously planned, citing personal reasons. He is currently looking at going to a junior college next year to help advance his football career.



“I think the main reason for this was to hopefully, in the future, have bigger opportunities to move from that junior college to a bigger school,” he said.

Going the junior college route will involve playing football in the spring as opposed to the fall. Super is looking to make a decision in the next few weeks and enroll with an institution in the spring.


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Though he signed a commitment with Chowan back in April, he said he had a positive meeting with the school’s coaches regarding his change of plans, expressing his gratitude for their understanding.

He said, “I’m sure if they really wanted to, they could have made a big problem about it.”

“I was blessed with the way they were looking out for me,” he said.

Super’s initial reaction was disappointment at the setback in college plans, but he said he and his parents had previously thought of the junior college road as a backup plan, or even something that could work out better.

Highlighting successful quarterbacks who used a junior college as a springboard to playing on a bigger stage, Super said, “I think that is the main goal for players going to junior college.”

“When things didn’t work (at Chowan), we knew that this was the way to go,” he said.

Among schools he is interested in, Super’s current favorite is East Los Angeles College in California, but he is also looking at a couple institutions in Kansas, as well.

Like his desire to play quarterback, Super’s academic aim has also remained unchanged, still intending to focus on education with an eye toward eventually coaching football or teaching physical education.