Among the many outstanding Ohio prospects at Nike Camp yesterday was Canton GlenOak WR Brian Hartline. How does Hartline feel he performed?
"Pretty good, I think," he said.
Hartline chalked up a 4.5 40, a 32-inch vertical, and a 4.37 20-yard shuttle. He was measured at 6-2 with his shoes off.
"I ran a 4.52 last year at the end of track season so I know I will be faster at the Ohio State camp," he said.
"I really needed more warm-up time, but then we all had the same amount of time to warm up, so that's neither here nor there. I know I will be faster later in the track season as the weather gets warmer, so I'm really happy with the 4.5 this early."
Who stood out to Brian among the players at the camp?
"Brandon Harrison looked great," he said. "E.J. Morton-Green's a good looking athlete. Tim Hiller looked good throwing the ball. Alex Boone was so impressive. Alex Daniels looked really good; he moves so well for his size."
Brian also had a chance to check out a practice while in Columbus.
"I was Ohio State's practice on Friday," he said. "There's some players at receiver, but I think I can play there."
One thing Hartline is known for is his athleticism, and he's showing it right now in track.
"Track is going pretty good for me right now," he said. "I'm ranked fifth in the country in the 300 hurdles. I ran a 37.64 at the Lexington Invitational. I ran a 22.4 200 in a meet vs. Boardman.
"I high jump 6-4 and 6-5 and so is my brother (Mike)."
Track will keep him busy this spring, but once the season is through, Brian and his brother Mike (an excellent junior-to-be QB prospect) plan on making the camp rounds.
"I am going to be running a lot of track, so I doubt I will have time to take any unofficials this spring," he said. "Mike and I will tear it up at camp."