Coach Conley recruited Joe, and the Ohio State coaches played a big role in his choice as he said he really liked them and he felt they felt the same about him. Baseball is another factor.
"They were willing to work with baseball," Joe said.
Joe is an outstanding baseball prospect; when asked if he's heard about where he'll be drafted, he said somewhere in rounds one through five of the MLB draft. It sounds like either football or baseball will work for Joe, who said that people often tell him his game is reminiscent of Brett Favre.
"I have a strong arm and good pocket presence and pretty good feet," he said.
Joe is not sure exactly who else offered although Clemson and Louisville were among the schools he mentioned. "I'm not real sure (who offered)," he said. "I just got back in town and haven't had a chance to talk to the recruiting coordinator."
Joe is going to play it by ear when it comes to his baseball decision, but if baseball isn't the road, the current plan is to sign with the Buckeyes in January of 2005. He is scheduled to join us for next week's Bucknuts Radio Hour.