Ohio OL Close to Commitment?

The University of Pittsburgh was quick to offer this talented out-of-state offensive lineman. Is he close to committing to the early favorite?

When the University of Pittsburgh quickly offered offensive line prospect Chad Schofield from Strongsville (OH), many expected the Panthers to have to wait it out before officially hearing word on a decision, according to his father, a decision might not be too far off.

"I would expect a decision to come sometime at the end of June, perhaps the first of July," Joe Schofield said.

According to Chad's father, Pittsburgh is the current leader for his son's services, but that could change - especially if Ohio State becomes involved.

"He's looking for the complete package," Schofield said, "All the factors will be under consideration - academics, the coaching staff - he'll most likely put it all together and make the best decision for him."

Pittsburgh is no longer the only offer for Schofield, MAC powers Marshall and Miami (OH) have now put their name in the hat for his services. According to the elder Schofield, his 6-foot-4, 320 pound son is still getting a lot of attention from Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, as well.

"(Chad)'s more quiet than anything else," Joe answered when asked to describe his son. "He leads by example and he's always been very humble about his abilities."

And unlike most kids, Joe's son has been born and raised as an offensive lineman - which is okay with Chad.

"He's the kind of kid that always loved playing in the trenches," Schofield said. "He's always been a big kid and that was how he wanted to be. He just loved playing offensive line."

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