Sledge Eyes Possible Visit To OSU

Apopka, Fla., athlete prospect Eric Sledge saw his senior season come to an end with a playoff loss last weekend. Sledge now turns his attention to his college choice. See where Ohio State fits into that picture.

Apopka, Fla., athlete prospect Eric Sledge is continuing to keep Ohio State in his sights.

Sledge and his Apopka team ended their season with a 27-17 loss to Edgewater in last weekend's Class 6A regional finals. They ended the year 10-2.

The 6-4, 190-pound Sledge, who boasts 4.41-second speed in the 40, was a big part of his team's success. He had 15 catches for 330 yards and four touchdowns on offense and 75 tackles, four interceptions (one for a touchdown), four fumble recoveries and six deflected passes on defense.

"Most of the schools I am looking at are recruiting me as an athlete," Sledge said. "I could play wide receiver or defensive back. I feel like I am equally as good at either position, although there is always room to improve."

Regarding his college choices, Sledge said, "The season just ended for us and I haven't spent a lot of time on setting up visits. I have one set up with West Virginia for Dec. 10. I need to put some things together."

Beyond WVU, Sledge also has offers from Ohio State, Louisville, Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee. He would also like to hear from the three main Florida schools as well.

Regarding Ohio State, Sledge said, "I have been talking to (assistant Jim) Heacock. Ohio State is a good bet for a visit. I like the tradition and the players they have there. They develop their players and you get a chance to show your individual talent. I think there would be a good opportunity to play in both sides of the ball there.

"I am looking for the best chance to get on the field quick."

Sledge holds a 3.0 GPA and scored a 980 on the SAT.

He is rated as the nation's 51st-best wide receiver prospect and as Florida's No. 54 overall prospect by

Click the link below for Sledge's home page, which contains links to prospect video.

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