"I just received an offer today from Ohio State," Rob Schoenhoft said. "That makes 18 now. My top schools are Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida, and Michigan." Schoenhoft said all his favorites except for Notre Dame have offered. "They told me they would offer me when I came to camp," he said.
Speaking of camps, the 6-6, 235-pound hurler will be hitting the road often this summer. "I will camp at LSU, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Notre Dame," he said. I will camp at Michigan State for two days because that is the first one I'll go to. The rest will all be for one day."
All this camping has a purpose. "I want to get all the information I can about each school before I decide," he said. "I want this over by the time practice starts on July 25, I'll decide before then because I want to devote my season to the team and don't want to be distracted."
Schoenhoft has been looking at depth charts at the various schools. "I don't want to sit for four years and play my fifth," he said. "Right now Ohio State, Florida, and Notre Dame seem to have the best chance for me as far as playing time. Notre Dame took two QB's last year but the coaches told me they are moving one (Darrin Bragg) to DB. The other one (David Wolke) was only a two or three star player so I think I can compete against him."
The big man said he wants to major in business or education. Two schools stand out above the others. "Michigan and Notre Dame have great all around academics," he said. "And Michigan has one of the top business schools in the country," he said.
Here is the report we filed on Schoenhoft on this site just one day ago:
Schoenhoft (6-6, 235) is one of the fastest rising quarterback prospects in Ohio and the Midwest. He was ranked as the state's 43rd-best prospect in the spring edition of Ohio High. But his ranking should be much higher in the fall edition, due, in large part, to the scholarship offers he has received.
Schoenhoft has 17 offers, but lists four of those schools among his early favorites -- Florida, LSU, Michigan State and Michigan. He includes those four schools as well as Notre Dame and Ohio State in his early top six.
"It is a blessing, definitely," Schoenhoft said regarding his offers. "I have been very blessed to have the ability I have and I think I'm even more blessed to be able to take it to the next level. I am very excited to know I will be playing football for five more years after high school. This is something I love and it's an awesome feeling."
Schoenhoft is waiting patiently on Ohio State to make a decision.
"I have spoken with (assistant Jim) Heacock and Coach Tressel," he said. "They said they are going to wait. They want me to come up to camp. They said they would make a decision after that. They said they had not offered a quarterback yet. They want to see how I do at the camp."
Schoenhoft plans to spend at least one day camping at each of his top six schools. He admitted some disappointment that Ohio State has not offered yet.
"It is a little distracting and maybe a little bit of a deterrent," said Schoenhoft, who previously told SuperPrep‘s Allen Wallace that MSU and Florida were his top two choices. "My parents and I and my coach don't know what the delay is all about, really. Notre Dame says I'm their number one quarterback and Ohio State says I'm also up there.
"We can push them as hard as we want, but it's still their decision. Going to these camps, I think, will help me. I'll get to see how I will work with the quarterbacks coaches at each school and I'll see how comfortable I am.
"I've been to every school on my list except LSU and Florida. I think I should be able to decide from the camps."
As a junior, Schoenhoft threw for 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns against four interceptions as St. X finished 6-3. He also averaged 10 points and six rebounds a game in basketball.
"I am 6-6 and I've got a lively arm," Schoenhoft said. "I think I can make any throw on the field. And, despite being 6-6, I can move well and escape tackles. I've run a 4.8-second 40-yard time. It's not like I'm in cement back there. I can hold my own."
Others who offered Schoenhoft include Iowa, Vanderbilt, Duke, Akron, Boston College, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), Cincinnati and Maryland.
"I love the coaches at Michigan State and the way they run things," Schoenhoft told Wallace. "It's a great place and I could see myself spending five years there. The campus is unbelievable. It's big but it's not like you're in a big city, like Ohio State. It's like a college town in a wooded area. They also have great facilities.
"Also, I think I'd have a better opportunity to play at Michigan State than at, say Michigan. Michigan brings in a top-10 quarterback every year it seems."
Schoenhoft holds a 2.8 GPA. He scored an 1100 on the SAT and a 23 on the ACT.