Walker, Wynn Have Different Recruiting Views

Ohio State fans are accustomed to getting the elite prospects to come out of Cleveland Glenville. This year, two prospects appear to be at the head of that list: offensive lineman Aundrey Walker (pictured) and wide receiver Shane Wynn. Following Monday's game in Ohio Stadium, each spoke on where their recruitment stands and is headed.

Following their team's win Monday afternoon, two Cleveland Glenville seniors revealed themselves to be at different points in their recruiting process. Four-star offensive guard prospect Aundrey Walker is preparing to take his five official visits this fall, while three-star wide receiver Shane Wynn said he is in no hurry to do so.

Since Sept. 1, the 6-6, 330-pound Walker said he has received phone calls from a handful of schools.

"I got a call from Michigan State, Iowa, Michigan and USC," he said while standing in Ohio Stadium. "Ohio State called me too, (cornerbacks) coach Taver (Johnson)."

Although he has not set dates yet, Walker said he knows where he will take three of his five allotted official visits.

"I'm going to take my five official visits and after my five official visits I want to make my choice," he said. "The first three I'm going to take are USC, Michiagn State and Ohio State."

Asked which other teams might land one of his final two visits, Walker said, "My options are open, so everybody has a chance."

Scout lists him the No. 12 offensive guard in the nation. Against Dwyer, he lined up at right guard.

At the other side of the physical spectrum, Wynn checks in at 5-9, 165 pounds. He was watched by OSU wide receivers coach Darrell Hazell, who was spotted at the stadium before the game. Like Walker, he is also being recruited by Johnson.

"Coach Johnson, he's a very cool coach," Wynn said. "He calls me every now and then and I call him every now and then. We've got a tight circle of communication."

As for Hazell, Wynn said, "He's very cool. I like him."

A three-star prospect, Wynn is rated No. 87 nationally at his position. Although he caught just one pass for no gain, Wynn took an 83-yard kickoff return to the house and helped spark his team's second-half comeback.

"My blockers blocked so I have to give the credit to them," he said. "I just saw a sideline I could hit and trusted my speed."

But when asked about his recruitment, Wynn said he's currently still focused on his senior season and helping Glenville capture a state title.

Hazell was not the only OSU coach on hand for the game, which was part of the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic. Head coach Jim Tressel and offensive line coach and coordinator Jim Bollman were among those in attendance.

"I just play," Walker said. "(If I started) thinking about them I was going to do bad so I just started thinking about myself and my team and I think I played well."

Walker said he likes the Trojans because they are an "all around a great school, great coaching staff and growing up it was always my dream school" while the Spartans stand out because they have a "good coaching staff with guys loyal to me. They love me."

As for his home-state Buckeyes, Walker said "(It's my) home school. It's amazing. The facilities are great, the people are great, the coaches are great. Coach Tress is like another father."

Asked what it would be like to play in Ohio Stadium during college like he did Monday, Walker said, "To play at Ohio State, all I can say is, ‘Wow.' That's all I can say."

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