Gamble Checks Out Ohio State

DB/RB Brian Gamble of Massillon (Oh.) Washington played a big role in leading his team to the Division I state championship last season. Now Gamble is starting to receive major college interest as many of the nation's top programs have been in contact. Gamble and teammate Andrew Dailey both stopped by Ohio State this week, and Gamble recently spoke with us to discuss the visit.

Massillon's Brian Gamble visited Ohio State on Monday along with teammate Andrew Dailey. Gamble (5-11, 175, ranked No. 8 in Ohio by Ohio High magazine), has been offered a scholarship by Akron and is hearing from most of the top schools in the country.

Gamble talked about his time at Ohio State.

"I had a great time at Ohio State," said Gamble. "Coach [Tom] Stacy brought Andrew Dailey and I down for practice. I talked with Jim Tressel a lot. He told me to try to get my grades and my ACT score as high as I can. I feel really comfortable being around the OSU coaches. I like Ohio State a lot."

Gamble, who took the ACT in April and will take it again in June, talked about what position he's being recruited to play at the college level.

"Most every school is recruiting me as a defensive back," said Gamble. "Coach Tressel told me I could be a safety or a cornerback at Ohio State. He also said I could be a punt returner too. He said it depends on how much weight I gain."

Gamble also discussed how recruiting is going over all.

"Right now I'm hearing from Tennessee, North Carolina, Illinois, Miami of Florida, Michigan and Ohio State," he said. "I don't really have a favorite. I'm just waiting to see who offers me a chance to come to their school."

Gamble, who's running track at Massillon, has a schedule of camps to visit this summer.

"I'll be going to the Nike camp at Ohio State on May 5th," said Gamble. "In June I'll be going to Miami of Florida's camp. I'll probably come to Ohio State's camp too. I'll be setting up a few others pretty soon."

Gamble said he has no timetable as to when he'll make his decision.

"Right now I'm just trying to get to the state track meet as part of our relay teams," said Gamble. "This summer I'll know more about when I'll be making my decision, but for now I'm just taking it all in and trying to learn about each school."

As a junior, Gamble had 90 tackles and three interceptions. He also carried the ball 248 times for 1512 yards and 17 TDs on offense. Massillon advanced to the state title game and was 12-2 on the year.

Gamble was a huge factor in the Tigers' run to the state title game this past season. He's poised to have a great senior campaign and the college recruiters have already noticed this talented athlete.

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