McDougald Receives OSU Offer

Dublin Scioto safety Bradley McDougald was offered a scholarship by Ohio State today. McDougald was visited at school today by Buckeye assistant Luke Fickell and was offered by Jim Tressel in a telephone conversation. Bill Greene has the latest on McDougald.

Dublin Scioto's Bradley McDougald added to an already impressive offer list today when Ohio State threw their hat into the mix with a scholarship offer.

"I was offered by Ohio State today," McDougald said. "Ohio State has been in contact with me and today coach [Luke] Fickell stopped by the school. We just said hello briefly and he told my coach to have me give him a call later. They originally wanted me to attend senior camp on June 20th. When I called coach Fickell he told me I needed to call coach [Jim] Tressel today. When I got ahold of coach Tressel he told me they want me to be a Buckeye. He said they were mailing a written offer to me and he was offering me a scholarship. I'm pretty excited about the offer."

McDougald, 6-foot-1 and 190-pounds, has been to a Buckeye practice and also attended a junior day this past winter.

"Coach Tressel said they are recruiting me as a safety," McDougald stated. "I've spoken to coach Tressel twice in the past when I've been to Ohio State. I grew up rooting for the Buckeyes. I remember playing basketball on campus on a Saturday when Ohio State played Penn State. Ted Ginn returned a punt for a touchdown and the stadium just went crazy. I remember saying right then that one day I would be a Buckeye. Now I have that chance."

McDougald, also a runningback in high school, has quietly put together an impressive scholarship list.

"I have offers from Louisville, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Iowa, Boston College, Kansas, Cincinnati and a few others," he admitted. "The Ohio State offer is great. It's one of the top schools in the country. I'm not ready to name a favorite list or anything, but this offer sure puts a lot of pressure on me now. They didn't give me any time pressure or anything. I might wait and take a few visits this fall. I'm not sure right now. I just want to make sure I'm making the right decision. I know Jake Stoneburner and Mike Adams real well. I have a lot to think about right now."

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