Milan High School senior Zac Minnich has signed on as a preferred walk-on with the Cardinals.
Zac Minnich has signed as a preferred walk-on at the wide receiver position with Ball State University. Photo courtesy Milan High School athletics.
(Milan, Ind.) – One of the best ever players to wear a Milan High School football team uniform is getting a chance to continue his playing career at the NCAA Division I level.
Zac Minnich has signed to attend Ball State University as a preferred walk-on wide receiver, according to Milan High School football coach and principal Ryan Langferman.
Zac Minnich's Milan High School Football Records
By the end of his career at Milan, Minnich ranked 11th in all-time receiving yards in the state of Indiana. He finished with 140 catches for 3,193 yards in three years, despite Milan becoming a heavily run-oriented offense in his senior season in 2017 when the team went 9-2.
“Everyone enjoyed having Zac as a teammate and he made everyone on the team feel important. He understood that a team win was more important than his own personal stats at the end of the game,” Langferman said.
Langferman says Minnich was elected a two-time captain of the team and was constantly coaching younger players. Some of the honors he has received include two-time AP 1st Team All-State, three-time IFCA All-State, and three-time All-Mid-Indiana Football Conference.
“Zac's stats speak for his talent and athletic ability. The most impressive thing about Zac is his personality and work ethic.”
He has maintained a 3.89 GPA to boot. The coach called him the definition of a scholar-athlete. Zac is the son of Mike and Pam Minnich.
The Ball State University Cardinals, coached by Mike Neu, went 2-10 (0-8) in the Mid-American Conference last season.