Newark OL's Stock On The Rise

One of several quality offensive line prospects in Ohio is Newark's Rick Ingold. Ingold's stock seems to be on the rise, and Ohio State is one of the schools he is most interested in.

Ohio has several quality offensive line prospects this year, one of whom is Rick Ingold of Newark. Ingold is in the process of deciding what his summer camp plans will be.

"I was going to sit down with my parents and coach and decide about that in the next couple of days," he said.

Some of it is already sorted out.

"Ohio State and Indiana for sure," Ingold said. "A couple of the MAC schools for one day. Anything else, we're just going to decide in the next couple of days."

Ingold checks in at 262 ("I just got on the scale yesterday," he said) and is also a tremendous student as he carries a 4.0 GPA. Not surprisingly, some of the nation's top academic institutions are interested. 

"Yale says they can get me in if I can score a 28 (on the ACT)," he said. "I scored a 26. Stanford is in touch. West Virginia is in touch."

Ingold will likely have many options before it is all said and done, but the Buckeyes are his leader.

"Ohio State has always been my favorite," he said. "I'd love to go there."

"I like what I'm getting from Indiana," he added. "They have a top 20 business school."

Ingold could play on either side of the ball, but we project him as an OL and he agrees.

"I prefer offense," he said. "I just think I have a better shot at playing there."

When is he looking to make a decision?

"I'm not really thinking about it," he said. "It depends on who offers whether I make a decision early or late."

What will be the biggest factors in his decision?

"It'll be a gut feeling," he said. "And academics. I'm going to college for school. If anything comes from football, it's gravy."

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