OSU Offers Colerain LB Moeller

Ohio State offered Cincinnati Colerain linebacker Tyler Moeller a scholarship on Tuesday. Moeller is a fast rising prospect from Ohio's defending Division I state championship team. Click here for more details on Moeller.

Ohio State offered Cincinnati Colerain linebacker Tyler Moeller a scholarship after his team's camp session today.

"Ohio State offered me today," Moeller said a short while ago. "(Colerain coach Kerry) Coombs called Coach Tressel and I took the phone. He made the offer. I am not sure but I think the offer is for linebacker."

Moeller (6-1, 205, 4.48) helped Colerain go 15-0 and capture the Division I state championship a year ago. He started every game at outside linebacker for Colerain. He had 120 tackles, 11 sacks and an interception in 2004. He was named All-City. His father, Mike Moeller, played his college football for Kent State.

"I'm fast and quick," Moeller said. "I love to hit and I make a lot of plays with my hustle. I always try to give my best effort."

OSU joins Iowa, Virginia Tech, Miami (Ohio), Cincinnati and Indiana that had offered previously. Colorado State also offered today, according to Scout.com. Moeller's sister attends Tennessee, and the Vols may also come through with an offer at some point.

"I went to camps at Iowa, UC and Indiana," he said. "They all offered. I also went to Louisville, but they did not offer. I will probably make my decision before the season but that is not sure. I could decide to wait."

When asked about his top schools, Moeller said, "Iowa, Virginia Tech, Miami (Ohio), Ohio State of course, and Tennessee if they offer me. I will find out Thursday. My sister is down there.

"A gut feeling is what this will come down to," said Moeller, who benches 335 pounds. "I will follow my heart. All of my offers are from nice programs and winning programs with top facilities so I'm going with my gut. I wouldn't mind redshirting. But if I am asked to step in and play right away, I will be ready."

Moeller is ranked as the No. 31 player in Ohio in the August edition of Ohio High.

OSU's offer to Moeller comes the same day that his teammate, linebacker Cobrani Mixon, firmed up his commitment to Michigan. OSU had also reportedly offered Mixon. It also comes in the same week when highly touted Colerain offensive lineman Connor Smith was planning to announce his college choice. OSU, where Smith's father, Joe, played college ball, was still believed to be firmly in the running for Smith.

Here are video highlights of Moeller:

Tyler Moeller Video Highlights

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