Cyrus Kersey Will Visit Minnesota This Weekend

Cyrus Kersey, a 6-foot-4, 335-pound offensive tackle from Akron (Ohio) Buchtel, will visit Minnesota this weekend along with teammate Bryan Williams. Kersey was named to the 2004 Associated Press Division III All-Ohio high school football team and led the Griffins to a 7-4 mark, losing to Akron Hoban in the payoffs 35-33. Minnesota is Kersey's first official visit. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Buchtel head coach Claude Brown to find the latest on Kersey's recruitment.

Cyrus Kersey helped lead Bryan Williams to an 1,808-yard rushing season and Division III All-Ohio honors.

Brown thinks that Kersey's best football is ahead of him.

"He's got a tremendous upside to his game. He has only played football for a few years. There is no junior high football in Akron. He gets great extension in his arms. He has great feet."

"He has a 400-pound bench and has dropped his weight from 365 to 325."

Minnesota has gone to a smaller but quicker offensive line in the past few years. Brown feels that Kersey could drop to 310 pounds.

"It is very possible. With diet and changing his eating habits."

The Gophers are also recruiting Kersey's teammate Bryan Williams, who committed to Pittsburgh in the summer, but has re-opened his recruitment somewhat, due to questions about the future of head coach Walt Harris, who has been mentioned with several other coaching jobs.

There is a chance that Kersey could commit to Minnesota this weekend. That could have a major effect in landing both Buchtel standouts.

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