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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