Ohio OL Receives UNC Offer

Johnstown-Monroe (Ohio) High School received a visit from Sam Pittman, North Carolina's offensive line coach, last week. Before departing, Pittman offered a scholarship to Skyler Schofner, a 6-foot-6, 281-pound offensive lineman.

Later that evening, Schofner contacted Pittman.

"He said he liked players – hard workers, tough players," Schofner said. "And he said I look like one of those type of players.

"He said I should be getting an offer letter Friday."

Schofner has collected 18 scholarship offers, including grants from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, South Carolina, South Florida, and Wisconsin.

UNC, like every school that has offered him, is recruiting Schofner as a left tackle.

Since his freshman season, Schofner has started at both offensive tackle and defensive tackle. He played his first three seasons at Washington (Ohio) Courthouse and transferred to Johnstown-Monroe in January.

Over the course of the last month, Schofner and Pittman have had several conversations.

"He just said he's really interested in me and they love me," Schofner said. "He told me what kind of program they have and that they're a great school – and I know that.

"I'm going to get down there for sure to check them out."

While no hard plans have been set, Schofner is looking to visit UNC in June.

"In June I'll be pretty busy with college visits," Schofner said. "I'm going to visit all the schools I can."

Other schools likely to receive a June visit from Schofner include Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

During the spring, Schofner made visits to Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.

Schofner, who doesn't claim any favorites, plans to name his top ten favorite schools shortly following his summer trips. Before his senior football season kicks off, he figures to cut that list in half. After the football season, he plans to narrow the list to three schools and decide shortly thereafter.

"[I'm looking for] education for sure," Schofner said. "Distance really isn't a big factor in my mind. I want to get the best education I can and hopefully go to the next level, so I want to play for a good offensive line coach. I want to play with other good offensive linemen."

From his limited knowledge of the school and program, Schofner believes UNC has a lot of what he's looking for in a school.

"I've always liked the Tar Heels," Schofner said. "… I heard their education is awesome. They have had some really good recruits so far [like] James Hurst, a great offensive tackle from Indiana – I met him down in Texas [during the U.S. Army Underclassman Combine]. It would be nice playing with some other great linemen."

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