Linsley Closing In On Commitment?

Boardman {Ohio] lineman Corey Linsley was offered a scholarship by Ohio State on Friday. Sunday he attended the Buckeye basketball game against Michigan State. Linsley discussed his unofficial visit with Bill Greene.

Boardman [Ohio] guard Corey Linsley enjoyed being at the Ohio State-Michigan State basketball game on Sunday. Linsley was one of a few juniors attending the junior day activities with a Buckeye offer. He discussed how his visit went.

"Today's trip was fantastic," Linsley said. "We got there this morning and met the coaches. We saw the facilities on a tour with Jim Tressel. He was very nice to all of us. I got to sit down with Jim Bollman and we talked about how I would fit in at Ohio State. A lot of people are telling me that Ohio State just brought in three great offensive linemen this past year, and that I will never get to play there. Coach Bollman and I sat down for a meeting and he cleared everything up for me. He told me that I have a very legitimate chance of playing fairly early at Ohio State. He said all colleges will bring in great players and competition will be steep everywhere. He said if I came in and worked hard, that there's no reason I wouldn't be on the field at Ohio State. It was good to hear that from him."

Linsley said this unofficial visit had a great impact on where he will eventually go to school.

"Ohio State didn't pressure me at all today," Linsley admitted. "I didn't feel any pressure at all, and that was a real highlight of the trip. The game itself was unbelievable. Coach Tressel spoke to all of the junior recruits before the game. The crowd was unbelievable. I could barely hear myself talking to the person next to me. It was crazy. I sat with Pat Muldoon, from Cincinnati St.Xavier. It was really great being there with an Ohio State offer. I got a lot of personal attention from the coaches. The entire experience was difficult to put into words. I want to take two more visits that I have already scheduled to Stanford and Illinois. My plan is to take those visits and I am leaning toward committing to Ohio State at the end of the month. We will see how that goes."

Corey Linsley is one of the top guard prospects in the Mid-West. He is an excellent student and it's easy to see why he is a highly sought after football player. will continue to monitor Linsley's recruitment over the coming year.

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