One of the Northwest’s top linebackers (Zach Walen 6-3 205 Sr.) of State champion Lake Oswego called us today and said jokingly, ” break the story already, im going to be a PSU Vik”.
While on his official visit Walen committed to the Vikings, and added to the most dominant recruiting class in Portland St history. Walen put up monster numbers for the Lakers earning first team all state honors from the Oregonian at LB, and first team all state honors by NEI on both sides of the ball (TE/LB).
Walen was a catalyst for a team that finished the 25th ranked team in the country and won their first ever state title. ” I took my visits to Eastern Washington and Dartmouth, but I knew this is what I wanted”. He continued, ” I want to be able to use my Portland ties, and the business school they have here is top notch and that’s important to me”.
As most people know his father Mark Walen was an All American at UCLA and played in 3 Rose Bowls before his career with the Dallas Cowboys from (1985-90).
Zach’s upside is about as high as you are going to get with his long frame and ridiculous wing span. He could potentially be playing very early at PSU and projects an eventual D1aa All American from most onlookers. ” Im just really excited and eager to get things started with one of the most up and coming schools in the country”. We wish Zach all the success in the world, and look forward to following his college career as closely as we did his high school one.