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Super 30: Broken Arrow tight end Zac Veatch might wind up on defense

By Tariq Lee Staff Writer Published: July 5, 2011

“It's his toughness and his speed,” Spavital said. “He plays fast and has got relentless pursuit. He wants to make plays, he wants to chase the football. He's going to do things with speed and effort. A lot of that are some pretty non-coachable factors. It's hard to coach a kid's effort.”

In a spread offense at Broken Arrow, Veatch didn't receive many touches, but when he did it was likely for six points. He caught 19 passes for 11 touchdowns.

“His biggest asset for us is his blocking,” Spavital said. “Obviously, people focus in on some other receivers, so we do a great job of giving him touches offensively.”

And if you look through Veatch's videos you see a lot of him putting defenders on their back, something he loves to do on offense.

This week, Veatch's Broken Arrow team will head to Springdale, Ark., for the Southwest Elite 7-on-7 tournament, where the nation's top talent will be participating.

“I'm excited about it,” Veatch said. “It's definitely something new. We've never done it before. But I think we will show off what we got and do our best. And I'll get to see how I match up against everybody else.”