Pitt Leads for Ohio Receiver

The month of May has gotten off to a great start for Alliance (Oh.) Marlington's Troy Pascley. Pascley, rated as one of the top receivers in the state by Ohio High magazine, has received scholarship offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Miami of Ohio and Pittsburgh. He admits to being overwhelmed by all the attention he's receiving from college recruiters.

"Ohio State was my dream school when the recruiting started, but in the past couple of weeks I've heard from so many schools that right now I just don't know what to think," said Pascley. "I'm talking to coaches at schools I've only watched on television before and it's kind of hard to believe."

When asked to name his favorite schools that have yet to offer, Pascley named Michigan State, Indiana and Louisville.

"Coach Hoeppner of Indiana is coming to my school next Tuesday," said Pascley. "He told me they're only taking one wideout this year and my film looks the best to him. I'm really excited about Louisville too. Coach Petrino is looking forward to having me in camp and I really like their style of play. The Michigan State coaches were impressed with my showing at the Nike camp at Virginia Tech. I ran a 4.49 forty that was electronically timed. My vertical jump was 36 inches."

Troy, who carries a 3.0 core grade point average, is awaiting the results of the ACT test he took earlier this month. This is a very intelligent and personable young man whose future is quite promising. Troy plans to attend one day camps at Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana, West Virginia and Louisville.

When asked to name a leader of the schools that have offered, Troy was quite open and direct.

"Right now, I'd say Pitt and Bowling Green are tied for the lead. I'm hoping to get more offers and some of the other schools have said they want to see me in person before they offer me. I'll be pretty busy this summer," said Pascley.

Currently, Troy is competing in the district track meet, but is hampered by a pulled hamstring muscle. The injury will limit Troy to only the long jump event. Pascley was measured at 6' 2" and 187 pounds at the NIKE camp and will make a fine wide receiver at the next level. Right now, the only question is who will be getting Troy's services for the next four years.

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