Donnie "Zim" Zimmerman

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Donnie Zimmerman

Chief Operating Officer

“Zim” joined the National Preps team in June 2012 as the Director of Mid Atlantic Scouting after serving as President and CEO of the Playmaker Recruiting Report. Zim was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of National Preps in January 2013 – where he is responsible for leading / directing all facets of Business Operations for the National Preps Team. He is also the Director of Scouting for Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey responsible for content gathering, prospect knowledge in these talent rich states.

Zim has over 18 years experience of “scouting” HS football players, including 12 years as a College Football Coach serving as a position coach, recruiting coordinator and defensive coordinator at the BCS, FCS and D2 Level. He was the youngest Defensive Coordinator in Division I Football in 2000 @ 27 years old. He led the Towson Tigers to a 7-4 record(5 game turnaround from 2-9), a share of the Patriot League Championship and had the #1 ranked Defense in the Patriot League and 7th in the Nation in his first year at the DC.

He recruited two NFL Draft choices to Towson University – Madeiu Williams / DuVal HS(MD) / Minnesota Vikings 2nd Round and Jermon Bushrod / King George HS(VA) / New Orleans Saints 4th Round.

Zim was also the Vice President of the Velocity Sports Performance Alexandria, Va franchise where he directed all facets of Business Development and day to day operations. As Vice President, it was the Top Revenue Producing Center in the Velocity Sports Performance Franchise for 2006 and 2007 out of 75 nationwide - over $850,000K annually. This was accomplished in his 2nd and 3rd year as Vice President. The VSP Alexandria Franchise was also the Top Facility for year to year growth from 2005 to 2006 @ 63%.

Zim started the Playmaker Recruiting Report in 2009 and it quickly became the leading scouting service for colleges on prospects from the Mid Atlantic Region, partnering with over 105 Colleges.

Zim’s vision for the National Preps Platform is to become the Leading Scouting Service in the Nation for colleges at all levels providing accurate data / information, video, evaluations, with Scouts on the ground serving as an extension of our College Clients.

Zim is a lifelong Maryland resident, played HS football at DeMatha Catholic and was a 3 year starter at Towson University. He currently resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife, Erin. They have 5 beautiful children: Noah, Eden, Emery, Maggie and Locksley.

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