Top Prospect 'Still' Lists OSU As His Leader

Ohio State doesn't recruit the state of Delaware very often. But the Buckeyes are making an exception in the case of OL/DL Devon Still. He took an official visit to Columbus last month and will decide between OSU, Penn State, Miami and Michigan. Still lists OSU has his clear leader at this point. We caught up with him for more.

Devon Still (first name pronounced Dev-in) is the No. 1 player in the state of Delaware and all signs continue to point to him eventually committing to Ohio State.

Still took an unofficial visit to Penn State last weekend and was in attendance for Michigan's 17-10 win over the Nittany Lions.

"I had a good time – I liked it," Still said.

But the two-way lineman makes no bones about the fact that OSU is the team to beat for his services.

"I love Ohio State," Still said. "They are definitely my leader."

Still took an official visit to Ohio State last month, which really tipped the scales in the Buckeyes favor.

"I already felt pretty good about Ohio State before the visit and it just made me like them even more," Still said. "I like the coaches, players, basically everything about the football program. There are no negatives about Ohio State.

"(Assistant coach Darrell) Hazell is my recruiting coach and he's a really cool guy to talk to. He tells you what's really going on."

Still (6-5, 264, 4.9) has added about 14 pounds since his junior season. He can bench 340, has a dead lift of 425 and a 28-inch vertical.

"We haven't maxed in a while, but I think I would be about 340 right now," he said.

Howard High School of Technology (located in Wilmington) has a 5-1 record this season and Still believes the Wildcats will be in the hunt for the state championship. Their lone loss came against undefeated Newark (DE), 35-34.

"We're doing pretty good," Still said. "We think we have a team that can go all the way and that's all we've been talking about.

"Teams haven't been running my way much and I'm getting a lot of double-teams, but I had three sacks last week."

Unfortunately for Still, most of his high school games are played on Saturdays, so he doesn't get to watch much college football.

"I haven't seen Ohio State play much on TV this year, or any other team really," he said.

As a junior in 2005, Still earned second team all-state as a defensive lineman and third team all-state as an offensive lineman. He recorded 55 tackles, 21 for loss, five sacks and two fumble recoveries.

He reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 920 SAT.

Still will make an official visit to Michigan this weekend for the Iowa game. He will officially visit Miami (Fla.) the first week of December, and will likely take an official visit to Penn State the following week. He wants to make a decision before Christmas.


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