About 70 players are in
are only three quarterbacks at the camp: Todd Boeckman of St. Henry, Brady
Quinn (left) of Dublin Coffman and Brian White from
Boeckman says it's almost time to make a decision.
"I want to get it over with soon, it's starting to get a little tiresome. I just want to get it over with before football season begins so I can concentrate on our season and not worry about college."
The 6-foot-5 signal-caller likes making the rounds to all these camps and meeting new people.
"It's a really good time, hanging out with the guys and getting to know them a little better."
What about his relationship
"We're becoming friends. He's a really good guy," Boeckman said.
Quinn echoed those comments.
"Todd's a great kid,"
Quinn said. "We've been to
Has Quinn thought about possibly becoming future teammates with Boeckman?
"Yeah, that's definitely something you think about. He's a great kid and it would be a lot of fun working with him."
So much for any rivalry between the two.
Quinn's stock is fast on the rise (some experts are now listing him as the top QB in the state), but says the Buckeyes have not offered him a scholarship yet.
"Not yet. Maybe after the camp," he said with a grin. "My leaders right now are
Any favorite out of that group?
"Not right now. I'm going to have to wait and see, but right now I'm just kind of looking at things and going to camps… I think I'll decide somewhat early. Originally, I didn't want to verbally commit early, but I'm thinking that I want to have a really good senior year and I think it will help a lot if I commit early. It will take a lot of pressure off, so I'm definitely looking at making the decision soon," the 6-foot-4 Quinn said.
As for White, the
"I've always been a Buckeye fan," White said. "I was actually born in
The 6-foot-5 White threw for around 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior and was a first-team all-area selection. He lists
"I'm also looking at
lineman Sian Cotton (left) from
"My top five are
Is he going to wait a while to make his decision?
"I'll probably know where I want to go after I take all of my official visits. I don't want to wait all the way until February to decide, it will be sometime during the fall."
Cotton plays defensive end and tackle in high school, but says he will strictly be a DT in college.
"I'm about 6-3, 295, so they're all looking at me as a tackle," Cotton said.
Strong safety Prescott Burgess (left) from Warren Harding has emerged as the top overall prospect in the state. What's his reaction to being ranked that high?
"You know, it makes you want to work even harder than you have been to keep it up," Burgess said. "I'm not satisfied at all. It don't mean nothing until you get to college."
Does Burgess have a leader?
"Not really, I'm just staying open minded right now. My top schools would probably be
Burgess plans on keeping the fans waiting until close to signing day.
"Yeah, I'm going to wait for a while. I'm going to take all my visits and then I'm going to sit down and decide what's best for me."
The Buckeyes will lose their starting strong safety Mike Doss after this season. Has Burgess thought much about that?
"Yeah, I have. Maybe I'll take his spot," Burgess said.
linebacker/defensive end Shawn Crable from
"My favorites are
"Not really. I have to pass my ACT and then I'll be ready to go. I'm just waiting on that right now. Once my score is in, I'll start looking a little closer at where I want to go. I'd say by about mid-season, I'll know for sure where I want to go. I'm just going to wait and take my visits and then I'll decide when I see what everything's all about. I think I'll take all five visits, but it depends on how basketball season is going."
Crable doesn't consider himself a D-End.
"They all list me there, but I'm an outside linebacker. That's where I play in high school and that's where I want to play in college," the 6-foot-5 Crable said.
Crable is glad he doesn't have to go to any more camps this summer.
"I'm worn out man. I usually weigh 230, but they told me today I'm down to 215. That's from going to all these camps. We just got back from
Crable's teammate at
When does he think he'll make a decision?
"I'm not sure about that. I have to talk with my dad about that, but it could be as early as next week (the Bucks have offered him a scholarship)."
"I like the thought of that. He wants me to come here."
Will that play a big role in his decision?
"It will definitely be a part of it, but it won't totally impact my decision. But
Defensive tackle David Patterson (left) from Warrensville Heights is another player who has already been offered a scholarship by the Buckeyes.
"My leaders are
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Patterson wants to take all of his visits, but doesn't want to wait too long to make his choice.
"I just want to see these schools from the players' point of view. I want to talk to as many of the current players as I can. From the coaches' point of view, their school is always going to be the best school."
last player we tracked down was offensive lineman Ty Hall (left) from
Hall said the Buckeyes have not yet offered him a scholarship, but said that he was promised one if he did well at the camp.
"So I guess we'll find out tomorrow," Hall said.