Zach Tomosovich always wanted to serve his country.
But, the Pennsylvania offensive lineman admits he was “originally intimidated” when he received an offer to play Army football.
Tomosovich’s interest to serve and compete at the FBS level remained. One April trip on Junior Day made the Penn-Trafford rising senior fall in love with West Point and everything the academy and football program stood for.
Tomosovich was ready to take his Army official visit over this past weekend. Before Tomosovich left Sunday, he gave the Black Knights his verbal commitment.
“When it came to my decision, it was relatively easy,” said the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Tomosovich. “You cannot compare (Army) to anyone when it comes to culture, leadership and all-around grit.”
“(Committing to Army) was kind of like a dream. To finally get one step closer to my dream felt amazing. Plus, it’s almost like getting a weight off my chest so I can focus on having a great senior year and possibly win another state championship.”
Tomosovich picked Army over offers from in-state Temple, James Madison and Mid-American Conference schools Toledo, Miami (Ohio), Akron, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Kent State. He had a strong interest in Toledo, the defending MAC champions. Tomosovich had 13 FBS offers overall.
Army is recruiting Tomosovich to play tackle with his future coaches Mike Viti and Matt Drinkall. Tomosovich was hosted by Army offensive tackle David Hoyt during his weekend visit and bonded with the junior.
“I think I will fit in great,” Tomosovich said. “Hard-nosed football is the best. The way they have their offensive line set up and their mentality is amazing and very appealing to me.
“Coach Viti (who played high school football in Berwick, Pa.) and I are close and coach Drinkall and I are still building our relationship. It will be awesome. Their personalities and coaching styles complement each other very well. Coach Viti is very stern and serious where coach Drinkall takes a more casual approach, which makes them fit perfectly.”
Football isn’t the only sport that Tomosovich enjoys. He considers himself “a great golfer if we played irons only.”
When it comes to putting and driving, I still use my irons.”