Major Development For Ohio Lineman

Lancaster, Ohio, offensive lineman Jimmy Cordle got some good news from one of his top choices on Wednesday. Plus, he has plans to visit two more of his favorites this weekend. Click here for an update on this standout lineman.

Lancaster, Ohio, offensive lineman Jimmy Cordle received some good news on Wednesday: He was offered a scholarship by Ohio State.

The 6-5, 285-pound Cordle was a first-team All-Ohio pick in Division I as a junior. When the spring edition of Ohio High is published in mid-April, Cordle will be a top-10 pick among Ohio prospects.

"Yes, I was offered," Cordle confirmed. "I told Coach Tressel it was a tremendous honor. They did not say if they want me as a guard or tackle."

Cordle played center at Lancaster Fisher Catholic as a sophomore before transferring to Lancaster.

According to his coach, Rob Carpenter, Cordle is so quick off the ball he sometimes gets called for illegal motion.

"He carries his weight really well," Carpenter said. "He is just now getting into a weightlifting program. He has only been lifting regularly for less than a year. He was at the Ohio State camp last summer and received a top lineman award."

Cordle attended camp at Ohio State, Michigan and Pittsburgh last year. He attended OSU's Junior Day in February, pro workout day in March and made recent unofficial visits to Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

"He enjoyed his visit to Pitt and really hit it off with the line coach at West Virginia, where he just got back from," Carpenter said.

Cordle discussed his college choices.

"Ohio State is my favorite," he said. "They are a national championship team and it is close to home. Michigan, Northwestern, Michigan State, Illinois and Purdue are also showing a great deal of interest."

Both of Cordle's parents are teachers and he plans to major in education. He is also a heavyweight wrestler.

He said he would like to make his college choice soon, but added, "I will visit Notre Dame and Illinois this weekend."

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