Jeremiah Enjoys Day At OSU Camp

One of the most imposing looking prospects in attendance at Friday's senior advanced camp at Ohio State was Hilliard (Ohio) Darby defensive lineman Antonio Jeremiah. We caught up with Jeremiah to get an update on where things stand.

One of the most impressive performers at Ohio State's second senior advanced camp was Hilliard Darby defensive tackle Antonio Jeremiah.

The 6-5, 275-pound Jeremiah is ranked as Ohio's No. 8 prospect by Ohio High magazine.

"Today was fun," Jeremiah said after the camp. "I just went out there and had a ball doing what I love to do, playing football. I like to go out there and work against the best.

"I liked the competition and meeting people. That's what I like to do. I had a ball."

Jeremiah said he is still waiting to hear from Ohio State about a possible offer.

"They want to see how things are going (academically)," Jeremiah said. "We haven't talked that much lately."

Jeremiah has no fewer than 20 college offers as coaches far and wide are starting to discover what he is capable of.

At the OSU Nike Camp in May, Jeremiah ran the 40-yard dash in 5.05 seconds. He also had a 26-inch vertical jump and a 4.88-second time in the pro shuttle.

Jeremiah is also a strong wrestler, finishing sixth in the state in the heavyweight division this past winter.

"Wrestling helps me become quicker and my hands to be quicker," Jeremiah said. "It helps me to be faster on my feet. I think it helps with my agility."

Some of the schools that have already offered Jeremiah include West Virginia, Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Syracuse and Boston College.

"The list hasn't really changed since the Nike Camp," Jeremiah said. "I have a couple more camps I might want to choose from."

Jeremiah holds a 2.67 GPA.

In ranking Jeremiah in the top 10 in the state, Ohio High editor Duane Long wrote, "If I took a full length picture of Jeremiah and passed it around to every Division I college or university in the country, I am sure he would get offers just on how he looks on the hoof.

"I saw him for the first time when he was a freshman, and at the time I couldn't believe his size and frame. He is tall with very long arms and is a natural wide body. I don't think he could lose weight if his life depended on it.

"Jeremiah is such an athletic player that he plays defensive end. His tape shows he belongs at that position but head coach Paul Jenne is going to play him at defensive tackle this year to prepare him for college.

"When I first saw Jeremiah this year, it was on a tape from another school, so obviously the tape was not meant to showcase Antonio. I always look at the other team because I can find other players and I can sometimes see a player I know already and get a different view of him. Jeremiah leaped out at me. The first thing that caught my attention is just how athletic this huge kid is. He is as explosive as a kid this big can be. Jeremiah is my No. 1 ‘big man' in this class."

Click the link below for Jeremiah's Scout.com bio page, which contains a link to video.

Antonio Jeremiah Scout.com bio page (with video link)


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