Future Penn State wide receiver Matt Zanellato is just a few weeks away from kicking off his career in Happy Valley, and he's ready to take the next step in his career.
Zanellato will report to Penn State in two weeks.
"I move into my dorm on the 26th of June, so it's just five days after I graduate so it's not exactly a lot of time off. I start summer classes on the 29th," he said. "I've been working out with my speed coach, he was an olympic long jumper so he has a gym that he operates out of and I lift and run with him about three or four times a week. I've been working with him since about January of my junior year. I'm pretty much up to about 195 pounds right now. Hopefully I can get up to 200 by the time I get there."
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound wideout has been in touch with the staff and right now he isn't sure if he will see time this season or not.
"Coach Johnson actually dropped by about two weeks ago and talked to me a little bit," he said. "He was out recruiting and stuff. Other than that I haven't really talked too much to them. I'm really not sure about this year. Coach McQueary did talk to me about the possibility of me redshirting but he's really not sure about that yet. He said that it's a decision they'll have to make in August. People ask me that all the time, but we'll see when I get on campus."
After starring at Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Va., the three-star signee is ready to live the life of a college football player.
"I'm just looking forward to live and breathe football 24/7 for four more years," he said. "I'm looking forward to meeting my teammates. In high school it's kind of hard to find people to work out with or throw with and you have to use the machine, but I'm looking forward to having all that available when I get to Penn State."
Zanellato caught 94 passes for 1,756 yards and 21 scores as a senior. The Bruins finished 12-2, winning a Northern Region championship before falling in the state semifinals.
He was a first team Class AAA all-state selection, as well as a first team all-Metro pick, leading the area in receiving. He also played in the Chesapeake Bowl in December.