Coaching staff tried to redshirt this fine prospect last season but injuries in the defensive backfield pressed him into service ... Ended up seeing a lot of action, including three starts, giving an indication of the promise he holds for the future.
2012 (Freshman): Played in the last seven games and received three starting assignments ... Made 15 tackles, including a high of seven vs. Georgia.
High School: Big-play performer from his safety position ... Intercepted 11 passes as a senior, returning five for touchdowns ... First-team all-state in Class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Played at Walton HS in Marietta, Ga. ... Helped Walton to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA ... Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Touchdown Club ... Cobb County Defensive Player of the Year ... Also started as a wide receiver during his senior season ... Rated the No. 34 safety in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated No. 52 nationally by Scout.com ... One of the top-40 prospects in Georgia by SuperPrep ... Coached by Rocky Hidalgo ... Ran track in high school, competing in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100-meter relay.
Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. ... Twin brother of fellow UK signee Daron Blaylock ... Son of Janelle Woods and John Woods ... Also son of Mookie Blaylock, who played 13 years in the NBA with New Jersey, Atlanta and Golden State ... Zack is interested in a major in management.