Coach Speak: Isaiah Prince

BuckeyeSports.com's Coach Speak series featuring Ohio State's class of 2015 continues with Thomas Green, the high school coach of Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince.

Thomas Green, the head coach at Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt, spoke with BuckeyeSports.com about Ohio State signee and 2015 four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince.

BSB: What traits allow him to excel?
Green: “He moves really well for a big kid. He’s got really good length and is 6-7, and he moves incredibly well for a guy at that height.”

BSB: When did you realize you had a Division I prospect on your hands?
Green: “Probably halfway through his sophomore year. He was progressing really well and playing left tackle, and it got to the point where we didn’t have to chip with the tight end or leave anyone else to help with pass protection. That’s when we knew he was going to be a top-end guy.”

BSB: In what ways has he improved over the course of his high school career?
Green: “Overall strength. He’s gotten a lot stronger and he’s put on some weight. He’s probably put on 20 pounds since the end of the season, so he’s getting close to 290 now. He works really hard and always puts in the extra work, which really helped with his improvement.”

BSB: What allowed Ohio State to beat out Alabama and Maryland for his commitment?
Green: “Coach Meyer came to his house and I think he really impressed his dad. Larry Johnson is a local guy and I think Isaiah was really comfortable with him. After the week that Coach Meyer came to his house and Coach Johnson came to the school, I think that really turned his recruitment. The parents went up for the official visit, and I think the entire family was comfortable with Ohio State when they went up there for Ohio State.”

BSB: How would you describe his personality?
Green: “He’s just a good kid. He works really hard and does whatever you ask him to do. He’s a good kid. He’s a tough kid on the field, but he’s a real personable and nice kid.”

BSB: Is there anything Ohio State fans should know about him?
Green: “He’s really tough. It’s easy to see his athleticism and his size, but his toughness is incredible. He’s going to be a lot more ready to go when he gets there than some people may think.”


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