Several Programs After Minor

It's probably a longshot he ends up at Ohio State, but Richmond, Va. running back Brandon Minor says he is considering the Buckeyes. Minor has a deep list of scholarship offers from top programs and will likely wait until close to signing day before he makes a decision. We caught up with Minor for the latest.

Running back Brandon Minor from Richmond, Va. has an impressive list of scholarship offers and says Ohio State is in the mix.

Michigan was the first school to offer him a scholarship. He also has offers from OSU, Miami, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, N.C. State, Nebraska and Tennessee.

As a junior in 2004, Minor (6-1, 210, 4.5) rushed for 2,091 yards and 32 touchdowns for Varina High School.

He says he does not have a favorite school at this point.

"I like a lot of schools; I don't really have a top five," Minor said. "Everybody is kind of even right now."

Minor grew up rooting for Miami and Michigan.

"Yeah, I liked both of them, but I'm trying to keep an open mind now," he said.

He was asked what he likes about Ohio State.

"They run the ball a lot and a lot of good running backs are from there," he said.

Minor did not go to any football camps this summer due to summer school. He has not scheduled any official visits.

"I plan on setting those up in the next couple weeks," he said. "I want to do probably two of them during the season, then the other three after the season."

Minor plans on being patient with the recruiting process.

"I'll probably wait until close to signing day to make my decision," he said.

Ohio State already has one big back in the 2006 class with Chris Wells, but wouldn't mind adding another. Minor isn't as big as the 230-pound Wells, but he still describes himself as a bruising runner.

"I'm a good power back with great vision and I just want to work on staying in shape and working more on my speed," Minor said.

Minor reports a 2.7 GPA and 840 SAT. He is scheduled to retake the SAT in September.

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