The class of 2019 is shaping up quite well in the state of Ohio, and one of the top prospects is Reynoldsburg athlete Mershawn Rice, who can play either side of the football.
Rice is coming off an excellent sophomore season and college recruiters have taken notice of his skill set. He played wide receiver and defensive back last season.
"I had a good year as a sophomore, after only playing a few varsity games my freshmen season," Rice stated. "I think I got better throughout the season. I think I'm a player that can give maximum effort every game."
"I need to work on keeping my composure, and being a more mature player because I don't want to hurt my team," he added.
With an offer from Kentucky to his credit, Rice has already hit the recruiting radar. He is also hearing from several top programs.
"Getting that first offer was great, and I couldn't stop smiling once Kentucky told me I had it," he explained. "They offered me at their camp last summer, and it made me want to get better. I want to get back down there to learn more about the school."
"I'm also hearing from Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Toledo and just recently from Ohio State," Rice said. "They contacted me a few weeks ago, and I was there for practice this week. They are looking at me as a safety."
"I spoke with (offensive coordinator) Kevin Wilson, and he was telling me to stay focused and to keep working on my game," he continued. "I will be going back there for camp this summer."