Price Still Pondering

Top-flight linebacker Ejuan Price is one of the standout linebackers in the 2011 Class. The Pittsburgh product is trying to pick between Iowa and Ohio State. Hawkeye Insider spoke with Price to get the latest on his recruitment.

Iowa lost out on one 2011 target from Woodland Hills (PA) High on Sunday. Another said the Hawkeyes were still heavily in the mix for his services.

Quinton Jefferson, a defensive end, announced his decision to attend Maryland over Iowa and others. Linebacker Ejuan Price continued to express serious interest in the Hawkeyes.

"I got a few late offers from Cincinnati, Rutgers and Colorado," Price said. "But my decision most likely will be between (Iowa and Ohio State)."

Scout.com rates the 6-foot, 235-pound price as a four-star recruit on a five-star scale. He's the 10th ranked middle linebacker in the country for 2011.

"I'll probably be making my decision next week or the week after," Price said. "It's going to come down to what feels most like family, what they have planned for me, how I like the system and how I fit into it."

This weekend, Price was named a member of the Pennsylvania team for the prestigious Big 33 all-star game against an Ohio team to be played this summer.

Price trimmed his list of schools to Ohio State and Iowa this fall. He's struggled with separating them ever since.

"Yeah, they're basically still even," Price said. "For Ohio State, I just like the distance from home, the coaches and I think I'd fit their system well. For Iowa, the coaches and the players are cool and humble. I also think I'd play right away, which would be nice."

Price has visited both schools. Different things about the towns stuck out to him.

"For Ohio State, the vibe of the city is kind of the same as Pittsburgh," Price said. "At Iowa, the people there just seemed real friendly and neighborly."

Price said that he's undecided about a college major at this point.

National signing day his Feb. 2.


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