Christian Expecting A Pack Offer

The past few weeks have seen college coaches visit Colerain High School in Cincinnati to see if cornerback Jeffrey Christian measures up to his advertised listing. The results seem to suggest they like what they see as Christian added a Big Ten offer.

Playing for one of Ohio's top prep programs is preparing Jeffrey Christian for life at the next level. However, he must first get there and after a slow start to his recruitment, Christian is seeing new interest as coaches have been able to see if he's his listed height of 5-foot-10.

"Everything is going well," Christian told "Several schools have visited and Minnesota offered me. This offer is huge and I was talking with my pops and have a feeling things are going to pick up now."

How did Christian learn about his newest offer?

"I've been talking with Coach (Jim) Zebrowski and they came to the school before to see how big I was and evaluate me," he said. "After they evaluated me, they said they liked my size and then Coach (Tom) Bolden text me yesterday and told me to call Coach Z.

"So I called and they offered and I'm very thankful as I wasn't expecting the offer as I thought North Carolina State was going to offer before them."

Why was Christian confident in the Wolfpack offering?

"They came in last week and said if I was 5-foot-10, that they would offer me," he explained. "So they said they are going to give me a call sometime this week. When they were at the school they had my picture taken with Coach (Mike) Uremovich. So we'll see what happens next and hopefully I get that offer too."

Tuesday found another Big Ten program showing interest in the Southwest Ohio product.

"Michigan came to school today and they evaluated me," he said. "I wasn't supposed to run because I've got turf toe, but Coach (Mark) Smith said they are back on the market for a corner and wanted to see me.

"Coach Smith gave me the business and I think they might offer too. Coach Bolden is to send them my highlights and we already have ties up there with Joe Bolden playing there now. It would also be cool to go there and play with Jabrill Peppers because he's a player I look up to."

Another program keeping tabs on Christian also has strong ties to the Colerain program as Ohio State assistant coach Kerry Coombs is keeping the Christian interested in the Buckeyes.

"I talked with Coach Coombs on Saturday," he said. "He said they want me to come to camp because I'm one of the top corners they are looking at and if I do well at camp they'll offer me on the spot. So I'm looking to camp at Ohio State, Michigan State and also West Virginia."

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