Junior Offensive Tackle Offered

Andrew Norwell is one of the best junior prospects Ohio has to offer. The Cincinnati Anderson offensive tackle has size and athleticism and has already received four scholarship offers. However, even with the interest coming in from all corners, there is currently one which stands out above the rest.

At 6'6, 275-lbs, Andrew Norwell has the type of frame colleges look for in an offensive tackle. It isn't just his size though, Norwell has great feet for a player his size and shows no lack of intensity on the field. It is those qualities which have earned him interest from across the country, despite still being in the midst of his junior season.

"Indiana, Duke, Cincinnati and Ohio State have offered me," he reported, "and Illinois has been sending me a lot of mail, so has Boise State and Iowa, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and Maryland."

Norwell has only made one unofficial visit this season, to Ohio State the first week of the season for the Buckeyes' game against Youngstown State. Although an offer from OSU did not follow until this past week, it was more than worth the wait for the Ohioan.

"They told me on the phone. They told me personally when they sent it out. It was during school, I went down to my coach's office and I talked to Coach Peterson. They had been to my game last Friday when we played Edgewood, our first playoff game. Then Coach Tressel talked to me, he was the one that told me I was getting a scholarship. I was pretty excited about it."

When it comes to his feelings for the Buckeyes, Norwell makes no bones about his love for the scarlet and grey.

"They're at the top of my list. I'm showing interest in the other schools, but they'd probably be at the bottom. I really like the coaches at Ohio State. I like the people up there, the stadium up there, it's pretty sweet. I like how the crowd is, it's pretty exciting and the facilities are nice, that's what draws me in along with the coaching staff."

With comments like that, it seems as though the writing is on the wall and Norwell says it shouldn't be too much longer before the country knows his college intentions.

"I don't think I'm going to wait too long. Right now I just want to try to focus on the season. Shortly after the season's over, I'll make a decision about it."

Norwell and Anderson take on Winton Woods this week.

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