Zach Quinney on playing offensive tackle and option offense at Tech

Savannah Christian Prep offensive tackle Zach Quinney will be playing the same position at Georgia Tech in the fall and the 6-foot-5, 265 pound senior couldn’t be more excited.

Not only will Quinney jump into the same role as a Yellow Jacket, but the Savannah, Ga. native will be a part of the option offense once again.

“I love (the option offense,)” Quinney said. “There’s a lot of offensive linemen that don’t like it, but I really love the option offense because it’s really aggressive and you just get after it.”

Quinney committed to Tech in July and went on his official visit during the weekend of Jan. 21 with fellow commit and offensive lineman Charlie Clark. Quinney and Clark are two of four offensive linemen commits in Tech’s 2017 signing class along with Connor Hansen and Michael Minihan.

In addition to all Tech’s returning offensive lineman, the four freshmen are vying for four positions on the offensive line know competition will be stiff.

“Of course my goal is to go out there and play right away but if that doesn’t happen, it’s OK — whatever the coach thinks is best,” Quinney said. “I really feel like (competition) is going to bring us closer together. Just getting after it every day and practice it should just make us that much closer. You really have to have a close tight knit group of offensive lineman to be successful so I think it’ll be great.”

Quinney chose Georgia Tech over Duke, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Mercer, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Wake Forest and nine other offers, according to 247 Sports.