Will Schoenhoft Select OSU This Week?

Quarterback Mark Sanchez turned down Ohio State's scholarship offer this weekend, and now it's time for another highly touted quarterback to decide -- Rob Schoenhoft of Cincinnati St. Xavier. Ohio State's chances look significantly better to land Schoenhoft, who we talked to last week for this week's Bucknuts Radio Hour. Click here for the latest.

With the decision of five-star quarterback Mark Sanchez of Mission Viejo (Ca.) already made, Buckeye fans now wait for the choice of another outstanding quarterback prospect Ohio State has offered -- Cincinnati St. Xavier's Rob Schoenhoft.

Multiple sources have informed Bucknuts.com that Schoenhoft will select Ohio State this week. Schoenhoft is set to attend the Elite 11 camp in California on Wednesday and told Bucknuts last week during an interview for the Bucknuts Radio Hour that he planned to announce at the camp.

"If I'm ready -- I think I'm going to be -- I made a commitment to them that I will commit at the Elite 11 camp, so that's the plan right now," he said.

Schoenhoft was unavailable for comment today, but during the interview last week, he seemed excited about the possibility of playing for the Buckeyes.

"I think they're pretty good right now," he said when asked about his chances of being a Buckeye. "As far as the depth chart, there's a big opening. Playing football for Ohio State is a big time deal in Ohio. You have to be from Ohio to know how big Ohio State football is. It's a great honor to be considered for the quarterback job at Ohio State."

Schoenhoft stands at 6-6, 235 and is known for his tremendous arm strength. Among the other schools he looked at include Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame. It may be hard for Buckeye fans to understand why a player would like both Michigan and Ohio State, but Schoenhoft was just honored to be looked at by the Big Ten's best.

"It's the best of both worlds," he said.  "It's the best of Big Ten football. It's a great honor to be considered."

The timing is right for Schoenhoft, as he is ready to end recruiting and focus on his senior season for St. Xavier.

"I'm ready to end it and try the best to win a state championship," he said. "This is a great honor, but it's time to focus on my own team."

If he announces for Ohio State as expected, Schoenhoft will be the eighth commitment for Ohio State this year, seven of whom have four-star ratings or higher by theInsiders.com, and four of whom are rated in the top ten in their position by theInsiders.com. He is rated as one of the top 20 prospects in Ohio by Ohio High magazine, and Duane Long feels Schoenhoft would be the strongest-armed quarterback to play for Ohio State since Kent Graham in the early 1990s.

Check back tomorrow to hear more from Rob Schoenhoft as well as Duane Long and new OSU offensive line commit Kevin Bemoll on this week's Bucknuts Radio Hour.

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