D'Andrea Solid At OSU Camp

Upper Arlington defensive end Joey D'Andrea looked solid at Ohio State's senior advanced camp on Saturday. D'Andrea continues to get bigger and faster. He has not collected any scholarship offers at this point, but that is expected to change in the very near future. His favorite schools are a pair of Big Ten universities. We caught up with him for more.

One player who almost could have walked to Ohio State's senior advanced camp on Saturday was Upper Arlington standout Joey D'Andrea.

D'Andrea has not received any scholarship offers at this point, but that is expected to change fairly soon.

"Most of the Big Ten I'm hearing from," D'Andrea said. "All MAC schools. West Virginia I've been talking to a lot. Boston College and a couple others."

D'Andrea said he measured in at 6-1 ½, 250 pounds on Saturday. He also broke off an impressive 40 time of 4.78.

"I was happy with that," D'Andrea said. "I've been running in the 4.7's pretty consistently and I just want to keep getting stronger and faster."

D'Andrea is a relentless player who has lined up all over the field for Upper Arlington during his prep career.

"My sophomore year I played nose guard, and then last year I played kind of like a defensive end, outside linebacker spot," he said. "And this year I might play middle linebacker. I'm not too sure."

His versatility is something that could make him more attractive to college coaches.

"Yeah, they seem to like it, that I can move around and play different spots," he said. "And some colleges are looking at me as a fullback, too. I've played a little bit of fullback."

D'Andrea doesn't attempt to hide his feelings about Ohio State.

"It's nice," he said. "I'd like to come here. This is my number one. But Northwestern is right behind them.

"I've grown up rooting for the Buckeyes. I've had season tickets for the past few years."

D'Andrea is being recruited by OSU co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Luke Fickell.

"Coach Fickell is a great guy," D'Andrea said.

D'Andrea is ranked as the No. 23 overall player in the state according to Ohio High magazine.


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