scholarship offers from 20+ schools including Michigan State, Penn State, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Boston College, Illinois, University of Central Florida (UCF), Nebraska, Syracuse, Virginia, Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers, UConn, UMass and more. In the top tier for consideration by Michigan State, Notre Dame & Florida State
2013 New York State Player of the Year - first sophomore to ever win award
led Aquinas to undefeated season & 2013 NYS Championship in largest class
father/trainer Thomas Zembiec 585-298-8852
I have been selected to attend 2 National showcases in 2014 for the second year in a row. Both are generally reserved for juniors with D1 offers/potential. Even though I am only a sophomore they both have asked me to return:
***2014 Under Armour/Rivals Showcase. This is an INVITE ONLY event and I have been selected as a player that they would like to attend. This event is Saturday, April 12, 2014 at in New Jersey.
***Invited to one of only six 2014 Elite 11 QB Regional Camps for the 2014 National Elite 11 Competition held this summer (ESPN). I have accepted the invitation and will decide on which location to attend as soon as I have my college visits planned for the summer.
One of the TOP RANKED YOUNG QB in the Country by Rivals, MaxPreps, 247Sports & other major organizations
1) named by Maxpreps as one of the TOP 10 sophomores or freshmen at any position in the country to watch. This list also included USC verbal committ, sophomore David Sills: http://www.maxpreps.com/news/article.aspx?articleid=950cdede-9034-4e6c-aade-418b1621a117&page=10
2) Jan. 2013 finalist for Army All-American Bowl award for National Youth Player of the Year.
American Team USA vs.Canada game, played in conjunction w/ Army All-Amercian Bowl at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX – January 2013. I was 5/9, 110yds, 1TD & no turnovers in USA 34 - 0 victory.
5) invited to Rivals 2012 TOP 200 Underclassmen Camp in Texas as an incoming freshman QB. The only incoming freshmen QB invited
6) featured and named by MaxPreps as one of Top 50 players in the country class of 2016.
7) 2010, 2011 & 2012 TOP GUN Selection (placed w/ highschoolers as 8th grader in 2012)
8) Offensive MVP - FBU, Cleveland June 2011
9) played QB for 8th grade EAST team in 2012 Eastbay All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX at the Alamodome. Threw 2 TD passes & no turnovers in 40-14 East Victory. This game runs in conjunction with the Army All-American Bowl.
10) 2011 USA Football 15 & Under National Team - coached by Merril Hoge in Canton, OH - selected to return as QB of U.S. National Team 17U even though only 14yrs. in 2012
11) invited to Tom Lemming's 2012 National Prep Tour
12) Invited to prestigous IMG Academy's 2012 All Madden Team Camp - this is the only invite only camp IMG runs and I was the youngest invitee.
13) invited to perform at Syracuse University's 2012 Rising Seniors Football Camp as an 8th grader, an event normally reserved for incoming seniors to show off their talent for college scouts. Then Syracuse coaches, Doud Marrone & Nathaniel Hackett (both recently hired by Buffalo Bills) raved about my performance. They said I had outperformed all the seniors at their both their camps.
14) named as player to watch in National Recruiting Publication -- "2012 SUPERPREP, All-American Issue". The only middle schooler mentioned
15) named by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 3 Young Athletes in the country in 2010
MaxPreps article http://www.maxpreps.com/news/IM4zibbwDkyai_ECPquqYQ/class-of-2016-top-50-watch-list.htm
national article - http://www.youth1.com/football-headlines/new-york-quarterback-jake-zembiec-is-a-top-2016-prospect.html I started every game on varsity at QB this past season as a freshman. I was the first freshmen to ever start varsity at AQ. Aquinas is the enrollment size of a "B" school in NYS and we have played in the "A" classification for years. This season we were moved to "AA", the largest classification in NYS and with me playing QB, we won the "AA" title. Aquianas is one of the top ranked football programs in NY, having produced a number of college recruits over the years. Most recently D1 prospects Jarron Jones (Notre Dame) and Jahmahl Pardner (Pitt). I have a great work ethic on the field and in the gym, but I feel my strongest quality is my leadership.