Schrock Hopes To Be A Camp Warrior

Wadsworth (Ohio) wideout Anthony Schrock, a three-sport star, is confident he can increase his offer haul when he hits the summer camp circuit. One place he'll stop is Ohio State, a school he visited in April for the spring game. He discussed that trip and future jaunts with BuckeyeSports.com.

For Anthony Schrock, adding any new offers to his list could come down to his summer camp performances.

The Wadsworth, Ohio, native looks forward to the chances he might receive, then, as he hits the road during the summer.

A 6-3, 195-pound wideout, Schrock plans to try to visit a number of camps during the summer, one of which will be hosted by Ohio State in Columbus. The three-sport star has an offer to play football at Akron but none others, and he hopes to impress on his summer tour.

"Pretty much every school I hear from says the same thing, that they're willing to give an offer," he said. "They want to pull the trigger, but they want to see me against other people in 7-on-7s first."

Schrock is confident that he'll make an impact when the summer comes, as he said his offer from Akron came after his Wadsworth High team took part in a camp on the Zips nearby campus.

As for where he'll camp other than at OSU, Schrock has some ideas in mind as he finds the time to travel across the Midwest.

"I'm going to go down to Cincinnati and then Louisville, I think," he said. "Maybe out to Wisconsin. I don't know. That's kind of a long way. Then to West Virginia. I'm just trying to get like maybe five camps in. They're not finalized right now."

One thing that might cut into his travel time is work on the hardwood.

"We have basketball actually all summer," he said. "That's our biggest month for basketball, so I'm trying to put football and basketball together. Things never stop. It's all year."

As his junior year comes down to an end, Schrock is in the midst of a third sport, track. He qualified for the state championships last year in Division I in the 300-meter hurdles, and he'll try to repeat that feat along with bringing a 4x400-meter relay team – which qualified last year, though Schrock didn't run at states – down to Columbus in early June.

"It's going real well so far," he said. "Our 4x4 relay team should make it down again to state and then the 300 hurdles I'm still working on. I feel pretty confident."

Schrock, so far unrated by Scout, is no stranger to Ohio's capital despite living on the outskirts of Cleveland. He took in the Buckeyes' football game last fall against Penn State and then was back in late April as one of the more than 95,000 people in attendance for the spring game.

"It went real well," he said. "Just to see that they had 95,000 there supporting them for a spring game is amazing. Just to see the fan support that goes into Ohio State football and the tradition there is awesome. That just sums up how big Ohio State is."

He said he spent some time talking to recruiting assistant Greg Gillum and wideouts coach Darrell Hazell as well as recruits like Jaamal Berry and Marcus Hall.

He added that he continues to speak to members of the OSU coaching staff here and there.

"Coach (Jim) Bollman just came down to the school I want to say a week ago so I got to see him," Schrock said. "He's the guy that's recruiting my area. (It's nice to see) that if I go down to camp and I perform the way I want to, that gives me a great chance to get an offer from them."


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