Ursuline's Maizel Could Get Look

With Ohio State's 2004 recruiting class signed, sealed and delivered, it is time to look ahead to 2005. Our Duane Long has already supplied a number of updates on key juniors. Today, we look at Youngstown Ursuline offensive lineman Corey Maizel.

Youngstown Ursuline's Corey Maizel is among a group of 11 junior offensive linemen from Ohio featured by Duane Long in the winter edition of Ohio High.

Maizel (6-4, 290, 5.3) is already receiving cards and letters from the likes of Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia and Syracuse.

He has started one season at left guard for Ursuline, which was 5-5 this past year. He played alongside left tackle Brandon Braxton, who is headed to Oklahoma.

"I think that pass blocking is probably the strongest part of my game," Maizel said.

Maizel said he plans to camp at Virginia, Pittsburgh and OSU this summer.

"Obviously, I like Ohio State and Virginia," Maizel said. "I've been down to Virginia. I went down there for their game with Virginia Tech. I am hoping to get recruited by Cal. I also like Marshall, Hawaii and Penn State."

Maizel benches 315 pounds and squats 375. He holds a 2.5 GPA and scored a 20 on the ACT.

As a senior, Maizel will play for a new coach at Ursuline. Dan Readon, formerly an assistant at rival Warren Harding, has taken over the Ursuline program.

"We've been working out with him around the last two or three weeks," Maizel said. "I think this will be good for us. He is going to bring in some high quality coaches from some good programs."

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