Ohio's Top "Unknown" Prospect?

We are now well into the internet age of college recruiting, and there very few sleepers anymore in recruiting, as film is posted within hours of a prospect's last game. Youngstown Christian defensive end Tymere Dubose has hit the recruiting radar in a big way, even though he plays in Ohio's smallest division.

Tymere Dubose has come out of nowhere to become one of Ohio's more heavily recruited players for the class of 2014. The Youngstown Christian defensive end now holds five offers.

Dubose, 6-foot-6, 265-pounds, only started playing football as a high school junior, but his upside is tremendous. His film shows a raw athlete with much to learn, but with the skill set to play major college football.

"My strength on the field is my power to push past people, and use my strength to my advantage," Dubose stated. "I'm working on my speed and agility this off season by running track for my high school. I need to get stronger, learn the mechanics of my position and learn from my coaches. I'm also working on being a leader on the team, and being a positive role model for my teammates."

He currently holds five offers to date, including Kentucky, Michigan State and West Virginia. There could be more headed his way soon.

"It's very humbling to be offered by these different schools," he admitted. "I'm interested in a good academic environment, and a coaching staff that takes a personal interest in all of their student athletes."

"I'm really not sure what schools will be offering me, but I am in the process of gathering information on the schools that are showing the most interest," he added.

Dubose took an unofficial visit to Ohio State two weeks ago, and although the Buckeyes have not offered, they are showing interest in him.

"Living in the Midwest part of the country I have grown up watching Big Ten Football," Dubose stressed. "Also, living in Northeast Ohio I have grown up watching the Ohio State Buckeyes. Big Ten football is a unique physical brand of football."

"The traditions established at The Ohio State University are intense and unique," he admitted. "Being able to play in front 105,000 screaming fans would be awesome. I am just sitting back and letting the recruiting process take its course, and waiting to see who offers."

With the spring evaluation process now under way, it will be interesting to see which college coaches make their way to Youngstown Christian to check out Dubose in person.

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