A great spring has sparked an explosion of attention for Daidren Zipperer.
“I ended my junior year with three offers,” said Zipperer. “Schools have really noticed me this spring. I’ve had four receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns on the spring game. That made up for it. I’m currently on 23 offers.
“There were a lot of phone calls and coaches to talk to, but I’m taking it all in because you only experience it once. I love it.”
He recalls how his older brother, Keon Zipperer, went through the same process. Keon was a class of 2019 tight end prospect entering his fourth year in Florida.
“Keon told me to be patient,” Zipperer said. “Choose my decision wisely. Don’t just go somewhere because you think it’s cool. It’s important to build relationships with coaches.”
Last Friday, Zipperer stopped by UCF for an unofficial visit. He was offered by the Knights in April.
“They wanted me to come to Bounce House Weekend (on Saturday), but I had to go to the Carolinas,” said Zipperer. “I actually scheduled my official visit to come back to UCF next week (June 10-12). We talked about officials and they told me to come, so we locked it up. They really showed me a lot of love .”
What stands out about UCF?
“It’s the coaching staff,” said Zipperer. “They all show love… Me and (wide receivers) Coach (Grant) Heard are very close. We talk almost every day. Same with Coach (Chip) Lindsey and Coach (Isaiah) Walker† Friday I got to meet Coach (Gus) Malzahn for the first time. I was alone with my mother and talked to him for fifteen minutes. We were just chopping it up, it was fun. We talked about his rings and how I feel about UCF. I told him honestly that the coaches here are incredible.”