Schoenhoft Discusses Commitment

The future Ohio State quarterback situation got much better today as Insiders.com No. 6 rated quarterback Rob Schoenhoft out of Cincinnati St. Xavier let it be known that he was coming to Columbus. We caught up with Rob a short time ago to discuss his decision.

It's not all work at the Elite 11 passing camp. We just got off the phone with new Buckeye QB Rob Schoenhoft, and it sounded like there was a big party going on around him.

"Yeah, we're having fun," he said.

The Cincinnati St. Xavier product said things started off a bit tough but today was much better.

"The first day I kind of struggled, but I came back and had a really good day today," he said. "Best competition I've ever faced."

What made Rob choose Ohio State? The final factors actually seemed to be fairly simple.

"It's Ohio State," he said. "I'm from Ohio, and you have to be there to really understand what I mean."

Schoenhoft's decision did indeed come down to OSU and Michigan.

"I felt at home at both Ohio State and Michigan, but I felt more at home at Ohio State," he said. "The other thing is they have a better situation for me to play."

The OSU offense will belong to Troy Smith or Justin Zwick for at least the near future, and Schoenhoft seems to be willing to take time to develop early.

"I will be redshirting," he said. "That is the plan unless something drastic happens. That's really what I want to do is redshirt."

Schoenhoft stands at around 6-6 and 235, and he has drawn comparisons to ex-Michigan QB John Navarre. Schoenhoft let us in on a bit of information that might say something about his mobility though.

"Last year was my first year as a starter (at QB)," he said. "I was a starter as a receiver as a sophomore."

Schoenhoft will actually be coming up to play at Ohio State this year.

"We were coming up for a scrimmage at Ohio State against Bexley," he said. "(Ex-OSU QB) Greg Frey is coaching Bexley's quarterbacks."

Rob Schoenhoft is the eighth commitment to the 2005 recruiting class, and he is the seventh four-star player in this class. He is a top 100 prospect and is the fourth prospect in this class to be rated in the top ten nationally at his position by theInsiders.com.


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