OL Latif Considering Ohio State

Midlothian, Va., offensive guard Khalil Latif has several scholarship offers, including one from Ohio State. It's going to be difficult plucking him away from the East, but the Buckeyes are giving it a run. Latif is not sure which football camps he will attend this summer. We caught up with him for more.

Offensive lineman Khalil Latif from Midlothian, Va., has 11 scholarship offers, including one from Ohio State.

"My top six is probably N.C. State, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Ohio State," Latif said.

Latif (6-3, 285, 5.22) grew up rooting for Virginia Tech and quarterback Mike Vick. He was asked if the Hokies are still his favorite.

"In a way," he said.

Latif is being recruited by OSU offensive line coach Jim Bollman. However, Latif was not aware that Bollman recently underwent heart surgery.

"No, I didn't hear about that," he said.

Latif projects as an interior lineman at the next level.

"I play tackle in high school, but they said I'll probably end up playing guard in college," he said.

The Manchester High School product gave his strengths and weaknesses.

"I think I run well and I'm good at locking on," he said. "That's a big thing with an offensive lineman.

"I need to get better at staying low and getting better push off the ball."

Latif also addressed his academic situation.

"My grades are all right," he said. "I'm re-taking some stuff to get my GPA up. But I'm doing good."

Latif is not sure which football camps he will attend this summer.

"Not right now," he said. "It just depends on what my family wants to do and how they want to work that out."

Fans should not expect a decision from this prospect anytime soon. "I want to take all my visits and then decide," Latif said. "It will probably be after my season."


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