One of the players OPS talked about early is seeing his work pay off. Todd Bowling moved from New York to Valley View this past winter. Since then he's become a weight room rat and is seeing great improvement in his body and skills.
At 6'2 and 225lbs. this Mike linebacker is learning that Ohio football is a lot different than what he's used to in New York. But Todd loves every minute of it.
Todd is projected to play at the DI-AA or lower level during his college days. At this time Todd has talked with The University of Dayton, Findlay and Ohio Dominican University. He's also received many mailings in the past few months.
OPS spoke with Todd on how things were going since the move.
OPS: How are things going at Valley View?
Todd: Great! I have learned that football here is different than what I played in New York. I'm studying to learn the defensive system so I won't come in behind when practice begins in August. I will be playing the Mike backer in this scheme, and that's different than what my team ran in New York.
OPS: How's the work coming in the weight room?
Todd: Since I came into the program I have gained 20 pounds. My squat, bench and overall strength are up and I feel I'm getting faster.
OPS: What have you heard from colleges?
Todd: I received many mailings, and have visited UD and Ohio Dominican. Findlay has also made contact with me. I really like UD but the other programs have a lot going for them also.
I want to thank Todd for taking the time and speaking with us about how his transition is going at his new school. Todd is one of many players you can read about from Ohio only on OhioPrepScene.com Remember, OPS is here for all players to get exposure. Not just ones that will play D-I.