Recruiting Update - Erik Haw

Columbus Independence RB/ATH Erik Haw is a player who has a great chance to see his stock rise this summer. The speedy athlete already has a bunch of offers and will be camping all over the country. Duane Long has more as well as an update on Haw's teammate Torry Cornett.

Many times, fans ask about what players will see their stock rise this summer. We could be looking at one in Columbus Independence standout Erik Haw.

Haw reported offers from Louisville, Akron, Toledo, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Rutgers, Michigan State, and Kentucky; and he said Northwestern has said they would offer. One of the things that schools love about Erik is his speed.

"I was fifth in the state in the 100 at 10.96," he said. "Last year I was fourth, but my time was 11.1."

"Most of the schools are recruiting me as an athlete," he said.

Erik will have a very busy summer. He plans on going to several camps across the country, which is another reason why his stock could rise.

"As far as camps, I'm hitting OSU, Penn State, Notre Dame, Georgia, and Georgia Tech," he said. "I am trying to get more information to go to the West Coast to UCLA or USC."

Haw will have a new coach this year, and he will be playing at RB.

"Our new coach is Alan Jones," he said. "He was the defensive coordinator. I will play running back this year."

Can we expect an early decision?

"It depends on who offers," he said. "If I get the right offer, I'm going to go ahead and commit, but if I don't end up getting the right offer, I'm going to wait for a while."

Erik has a 3.3 GPA and a 17 on the ACT, but the 17 is not good enough for him.

"I will retake it," he said. "I know I can get a 20."

Haw lists his favorites as Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Miami.

Another player from Independence to watch is MLB Torry Cornett. The 6-2, 215 MLB runs a 4.56 40 and will be at OSU this fall.

"I'm not getting a lot of attention right now, but Bowling Green has been in touch," he said. "I will be going to the Ohio State camp."

He is a fine basketball player. "I didn't play a spring sport. I played AAU basketball," he said. "I could play basketball in college but I want to play football. I played the 2 and the 3; I was all city, 14 points a game."

Torry has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 19 on the ACT. He does quite a bit for his team.

"I play tight end and I kick, so I really don't come off the field," he said.

He is hoping to make a quick decision.

"I'd like to get it over with but it depends on who offers."

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