Junior OL Schepis Is One To Watch

Offensive lineman Nick Schepis of Cuyahoga Falls (Oh.) Walsh Jesuit is already getting attention from some of the region's top programs. This lineman is on a list of players who will be considered among the top line prospects in Ohio next season.

The state of Ohio won't see the high quality of offensive line talent next year that was available in 2005, but there will still be several solid players available. One of them is Nick Schepis, a 6-4, 275-pound lineman from Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit. 

Already, Schepis is hearing from some of the top schools in the region. 

"No offers yet," he said. "I am hearing mainly from Ohio State, Iowa, Boston College, Minnesota and North Carolina." 

Schepis played on both sides of the ball for Walsh Jesuit but will likely be on offense in college. 

"I played some defensive end and defensive tackle in short yardage," he said. "I am being recruited as a guard."

Schepis has already been to a handful of college campuses.

"I have been to games at BC (vs.Wake) OSU (vs.Illinois) and Indiana (vs.Purdue)," he said. "I camped at Ohio State and Notre Dame last year. I am going to various senior camps (this year) but I am not sure which ones just yet."

A fine student (3.6 GPA, no test yet), Schepis will be looking heavily into academics when making a decision. 

"When I make the decision, the most important factor will be academics," he said. "My parents have stressed that all my life. 

"How I fit into the program will be important and comfort level with the staff and players. Distance is not going to be such a big factor but I don't want to go across country or anything."

Schepis does not expect to make an early decision.

"I am not thinking about whether I will make an early decision or not just yet," he said. "I want to wait and see who offers."

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