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Memory of late mother drives SoCal DB Zambrano

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Eric Zambrano could not fight back the tears as he talked to Jeff Choate in late January.

Zambrano, a raw and talented 6-foot-3, 190-pound cornerback from Southern California, lost his mother when he was 11 years old. She died in a car accident.

Years later, Zambrano had to wait until two weeks before National Signing Day to receive his first Division I scholarship offer. When Choate offered the Upland, California product a chance to become a Bobcat, Zambrano’s emotions got the best of him.

Eric Zambrano could not fight back the tears as he talked to
Jeff Choate in late January.

Zambrano, a raw and talented 6-foot-3, 190-pound cornerback
from Southern California, lost his mother when he was 11 years old. She died in
a car accident.

Years later, Zambrano had to wait until two weeks before National Signing Day to receive his first Division I scholarship offer. When Choate offered the Upland, California product a chance to become a Bobcat, Zambrano’s emotions got the best of him.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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