Aaron Pogue of Dayton Dunbar would be this corner's choice for the top offensive lineman in Ohio if he selected football over basketball. Pogue is a very raw prospect with so little football under his belt, but his size and athleticism is unique. His upside is off the charts.
"Right now I am 6-9 and 285-290," Pogue said. "I played last year at 295."
However, with interest coming from schools like Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas, Michigan State, Ohio State and several others, it may be tough for Pogue to turn his attention away from basketball.
"I really have not made up my mind which sport to play," Pogue said. "I am still looking for the best situation for me."
Pogue played LT, TE, and DE last year and plans on going to the Nike camp at Ohio State.
"I am hearing from Iowa, Florida State, Illinois, Cincinnati, Penn State and LSU for football," Pogue said. "I have been to no football camps before. I am going to see if I am going to any this year. I don't know yet."
Pogue averaged 15 points per game as a junior at Dunbar. The team was 26-2 and won the Division II state championship.
In the state semifinals he had 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-48 win over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. He was 8 of 8 from the field and 2 of 2 at the line in that game. Then he had 10 points and 12 rebounds in Dunbar's 73-46 win over Wooster Triway in the state championship game.
"This was very important," Pogue said after the win. "I knew I had to put my team on my shoulders. It was a big game. I hope that coaches were able to see that and know that I'm here."
Of his style of play, Pogue said, "I like to intimidate my opponents. Coach says nobody in the state of Ohio can guard me. I may be one of the top players in the state and one of the top players in the country. I'm just here to prove a point and show I'm here.
"I just try to attack the hole. Sometimes, I scream when I dunk to try and get the crowd into it. I'll get on the floor after a loose ball. I just try and get my team pumped up."