Dubose Holds Five Offers

Youngstown Christian plays in the smallest division in Ohio, but defensive end Tymere Dubose has already hit the recruiting radar of several top schools. Dubose is one of the top prospects in the class of 2014 in Ohio.

Youngstown Christian High Schools might not be known for producing Division-I college football players, but that is changing for the small school in Ohio.

Defensive end Tymere Dubose has hit the recruiting radar in a big way, proving there are very few sleepers anymore in the recruiting world. Dubose, 6-foot-6, 250-pounds, became a BCS target once his film was released to college coaches.

"Tymere has great work ethic and we love the kid," Nick Wagner, an assistant coach at Youngstown Christian, admitted. "We knew his work ethic stood out from the start, and we knew he was a kid that was going to do what we asked him to do. Last season was just his first year of playing varsity football, and he was just a basketball player before."

"We ended up getting him out for football his junior year, and he's really turning himself into something special," Wagner continued. "We didn't really know what to expect from Tymere. We went to a 7on7 camp at Youngstown State last year, and had Coach (Eric) Wolford asking about Tymere. I had to tell him I didn't really know because he hadn't played any football yet, and I had no clue what he could do out on the field."

A look at Dubose's junior film shows a player that picked things up quickly, and he definitely will be playing college football at a high level one day.

"With his size and athleticism, combined with how hard he works, he became a really good player as the season progressed," Wagner added. "He just got better and better, even when teams started double-teaming him, because they couldn't stop him."

Dubose is clearly on the recruiting radar right now, and he holds five offers, with more possibly headed his way.

"Kentucky was the first to offer, and their assistant coach (Vince Marrow) is the brother of our head coach, Brian Marrow," Wagner explained. "He also has offers from Ohio University, West Virginia, Akron and Michigan State."

"He visited Ohio State last week and they're interested," he continued. "This weekend, Tymere is going down to Kentucky for their spring game. So far this week, we've heard from Maryland and Penn State. The college coaches are allowed out on the road this month and we are expecting to have a lot of them coming through our school, which is big for Youngstown Christian."

FOXSportsNEXT will continue to track Tymere Dubose, and report any additional offers he receives.


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