Ehrmann is Holding Three Offers

Gilman School has produced several collegiate players recently and Joey Ehrmann is yet another example of the excellent job the coaching staff does at the Baltimore, Md., based school. Syracuse, Iowa and Duke have already offered this defensive standout and a few others are recruiting him heavily.

With a 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame Joey Ehrmann could stay at linebacker or grow into a defensive end at the collegiate level, which some schools think he will do. Currently he holds written scholarship offers from Syracuse, Iowa and Duke and is being recruited heavily by Wake Forest, Boston College, North Carolina and Virginia, where he camped this summer. We spoke to Ehrmann about his recruiting situation and how he plans to proceed.

"Right now I don't have any favorites and plan on taking all five of my official visits, so I definitely will not make a decision until after my senior year," Ehrmann said. "I camped at Virginia recently and may camp at North Carolina soon too. I've also been to Syracuse, Wake Forest and Duke on visits, so I have a good feel for some of these schools."

Ehrmann's father Joe Ehrmann was an All-American defensive tackle for Syracuse and was the 10th overall pick of the 1973 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and also played for the Detroit Lions before moving on to the USFL. We asked the young linebacker if this would have any bearing on his decision.

"My father going to Syracuse will have absolutely zero bearing on whether or not I eventually end up going there," Ehrmann explained. "I really do like the coaching staff at Syracuse and just would like to see how they do this season as they have had a rough time lately. I have confidence in Head Coach Greg Robinson and the rest of the staff and think they will turn it around, but I need to see some of that first. As for my experience at the school, I was up for the spring game which was great. I got to meet all of the players and thought the Carrier Dome was absolutely awesome."

"Iowa is actually recruiting me as a defensive end and while I have not visited yet I can tell you that I think Head Coach Kirk Ferentz is an awesome guy," Ehrmann stated. "I will admit that the distance from Baltimore scares me a bit, but they have one of the best stadiums in college football and are a big-time program, so I just need to go visit and see how comfortable I am at the school at this point."

"I visited Duke and liked them a lot as well because they offer a great education, have great coaches and I loved the atmosphere there," Ehrmann added. "My only question with Duke is whether or not they can win obviously. I feel like if they started winning it would be an excellent place to go to school, but we'll have to see what happens this season. They are another coaching staff I feel confident has the program headed in the right direction, that much I can say."

Ehrmann also stated that he thought both Boston College and Wake Forest were great programs and had the chance to go down to Wake Forest recently and meet with both defensive coordinator Dean Hood and linebackers coach Brad Lambert. The style of defense the Demon Deacons run and the Wake campus were both very appealing to Ehrmann.

As a junior, he was named first-team All-City, honorable mention All-State and was selected to the Super 22 team by the Baltimore Football Club. Ehrmann claims a max bench of 290 pounds, a max squat of 500 pounds and carries a 2.9 core GPA in school.

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