Alpharetta, GA, United States (4E Sports) – Despite playing without the lower half of his left arm, high school guard Zach Hodskins has impressed Florida coach Billy Donovan, who offered him a spot on the team as a preferred walk-on.
Aside from the Gators, whose offer doesn’t include a scholarship but only a chance to earn one down the line, Alabama-Birmingham and Birmingham Southern are trying to lure Hodskins with full scholarship offers.
Hodskins caught the attention of scouts and media with his impressive performance during the 2013 summer AAU circuit.
One recruiting site even selected him the most impressive prospect among some of the nation’s top players at the ScoutsFocus All-American Camp in Charlottesville, Virginia in June.
“When I’m out [on the court], I forget my arm isn’t there and just play ball. Passion and love for the sport helps me overcome all obstacles. To this day. I haven’t come across anything I can’t do,” said Hodskins, who was born without the lower half of his left arm because of a birth defect.