Schilling on OSU radar

<b>ONE OF THE more heavily recruited lineman in the nation this recruiting season is offensive lineman Steve Schilling. The Bellevue, Wash., native already holds double digit offers -- including one from Oregon State. When you watch his video on, it's not hard to see why schools have come running.

Here in early April, the 6-5, 285 pound Schilling holds offers from Oregon State, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Arizona State, Miami, Nebraska, Michigan and Missouri. One reason for all the offers might be that as good as Schilling already is, he's still learning the game, having played football only the last three years.

Like many high school offensive lineman, Schilling also plays a pretty mean defensive tackle but his future at the next level is on offense. All offering schools are recruiting him at o-lineman and everyone is even at this point for Schilling.

"I don't have any favorites," he said. The lineman also said he doesn't have any camps or combines on his immediate schedule, nor does he think he'll take in any upcoming junior days.

"Later on, I'll see how my relationships develop with the coaches and learn more about all the different schools," said Schilling.

If he seems disinterested, he's not. It's just that Schilling plans on making a decision later rather than sooner. He said he plans on waiting until after his final season with the Wolverines comes to a close before "really focusing" and getting down to the process of making his decision over those latter months.

Schilling is a star in the classroom as well, holding a 3.72 GPA.

POSSESSING GREAT FEET, Schilling displayed some of his considerable athleticism this basketball season for Bellevue, averaging 10.6 points per game out on the hardcourt. On the gridiron, Schilling is in high demand because of a rare combination of size, speed and athleticism.

In powering Bellevue to an unprecedented fourth consecutive state 3A title this past season, he and his line-mates dominated the line of scrimmage last year. The Wolverines pounded out 5,342 yards on the ground.

Among the honors and accolades the junior received in 2004: first team member of the Seattle Times All-State Team, first team member of the AP Class 3A All-State team and first team all-league.

Not bad for someone who has only been playing organized football for three years.

Steve Schilling profile and video

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