Weber Gets Look As Fullback Prospect

Canal Fulton (Ohio) Northwest fullback Scott Weber was among a group of recruits invited to attend Ohio State's spring game in April. With Brandon Schnittker leaving after this upcoming season, the Buckeyes could be in the hunt for a fullback in the 2006 recruiting class. This 2,000-yard rusher could be a candidate. Click here for more.

Canal Fulton (Ohio) Northwest fullback prospect Scott Weber was among a group of roughly 30 prospects in attendance at Ohio State's spring game April 23.

Weber (6-1, 220, 4.6) is ranked as Ohio's No. 52 college prospect in the May edition of Ohio High. However, he could move up the chart as schools consider him as a fullback or linebacker prospect.

"It was pretty exciting," Weber said. "I liked being down there on the field and being close to the action."

Weber said OSU offensive coordinator Jim Bollman continues to send him letters and they talked at the spring game.

"They just send me sayings and stuff in the mail all the time," Weber said. "They talk about how I can be a better athlete. When I talked to Coach Bollman, he just said I needed to keep working hard. I am definitely planning on going to their camp."

This spring, Weber also attended practices at Akron and Bowling Green. He said he will attend one or more camps at MAC schools and will also attend the first session of the OSU summer camp in June.

"I have just been an Ohio State fan my whole life," he said. "My two sisters graduated from Ohio State and one of my uncles did as well. I would really like to go down there, but whatever happens happens."

OSU could be in the market for a fullback. The Buckeyes lost Branden Joe after last season and Brandon Schnittker will be a senior this year. Junior Stan White Jr. splits time between fullback, H-back and tight end. Sophomore Dionte Johnson is the only other fullback on the roster.

"I definitely see an opportunity there," said Weber, who reported no early offers. "I'm just going to work as hard as I can and take advantage of it."

As a junior, Weber helped lead Northwest to a 12-2 record and a berth in the Division III state semifinals. He ended up with 2,007 yards and 29 touchdowns on 277 carries.

"I will definitely be more of a fullback than a tailback in college," Weber said. "Bowling Green told me they were recruiting me as a linebacker. They say I move well for a linebacker."

Weber is looking forward to his senior year and another chance to go deep into the playoffs.

"I like our chances," he said. "We have some new teams on our schedule and we know that will be more difficult."

Weber holds a 2.9 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT.

More Viewpoints

* Bucknuts recruiting editor Duane Long on Weber: "He's a battering ram downhill runner who will not have a problem taking over blocking assignments at the next level. In a one-back offensive set, this is your one back."

* Bucknuts correspondent Bill Greene: "(Weber was) a battering ram for Northwest. I saw him five times in 2004 and could not be more impressed. I see him gaining over 2,000 yards next year. Scott had a great playoff run, including a 200-yard game against Benedictine. I see him as a fullback. He reminds me of Branden Joe.

"Scott is great in the weight room. I think he fills out to 235 or so. He also plays linebacker for Northwest. He made the state meet in wrestling. He plays in a great program. Vic Whiting is one of the best coaches in Ohio."

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