Spring-Ford QB and Missouri commit Matt Zollers

Spring-Ford head coach Chad Brubaker knew Matt Zollers was special when he was a freshman.  Zollers is now one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the Class of 2025.  The 6'4, 205-pound junior announced his commitment to Missouri on Thursday.  "I feel like I connected and clicked well with all the players and all the coaches there instantly," Zollers told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  The Tigers are coming off an (11-2) campaign and a Cotton Bowl victory over Ohio State.  Missouri's Eliah Drinkwitz was named the SEC Coach of the Year.  Georgia, Penn State, and Pittsburgh were Zollers' other finalists.  His older brother, Zach, is a walk-on defensive lineman for the Panthers.  Zollers set school records last fall with 2,917 passing yards and 37 TD while throwing just two interceptions.  He also ran for 431 yards (6.4/carry) and seven scores.  "I'm the type of quarterback that can do a little bit of everything. I can read a defense well. I'm a smart player," said Zollers.  His coach echoed those remarks.  "I think the biggest thing for him is that he wants to learn, he doesn't make the same mistake twice...he's got a high football IQ, but he also works on it," emphasized Brubaker.  He has been the Rams' head coach for 14 seasons.  Zollers tossed six touchdowns against Cumberland Valley last year.  He will enter his senior season with 5,505 passing yards.  Zollers also plays basketball at Spring-Ford.  "It definitely helps with footwork and obviously hand-eye coordination," he explained.  The Rams went (9-3) on the gridiron in 2023.  They lost to Pope John Paul II 28-27 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference championship.  Spring-Ford reached the District 1-6A quarterfinals before falling to C.B. South 35-19.  Zollers isn't concerned about individual accomplishments.  "I just want to win championships," he replied.


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