October 26, 2010

Price no closer to a decision

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Ohio State's class of 2011 recruiting class is coming down the home stretch with 17 in the fold and just a few more players to go. But nowhere in that group of 17 players is there a linebacker and that is something that is going to have to change with the pending graduation of Ross Homan and Brian Rolle.

One of the top targets still left on the board is Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills linebacker Ejuan Price. The 6-foot-0, 235 pound linebacker is no stranger to the Ohio State campus and made the short trip west during the summer to check out the Buckeyes. But Ohio State has not been able to get him in on a visit as of yet. That is something that both he and the Buckeye coaches are working on however.

Price has been seeing the most love from Ohio State and Iowa right now and considers the two to be even but the Hawkeyes do have the leg up at the moment in one thing and that is a visit date.

"I am going to visit Iowa on December 10th," Price said. "That is when Ohio State wanted me to come in too but it was already too late."

That doesn't mean that Price is not looking to make that trip to Columbus (Ohio) but he doesn't expect to make the trip during the football season and would likely come to Columbus some time after he makes the trip to Iowa City (Iowa) to check out the Hawkeyes.

Price holds a handful of other offers and while the door isn't closed to other schools it is pretty apparent which two schools have moved to the top of his list.

"(Ohio State and Iowa) are really it but I am still listening to others though," Price said


The three star linebacker had talked about trying to decide before the start of his season but found the decision to be more difficult than he once thought.

Price's high school team got off to a slow start this season dropping the first two games of the year including one to a team out of Florida but now things are looking much better and Price is happy with his own performance as well as that of his team.

"We are getting a lot better as of late. We are on a four game win streak. I just recently rediscovered my savage side from last season."

The team is now 4-1 in league play and has a big game coming against always tough Penn Hills high school. On a personal level though Price feels that he is playing some of his best football and returning to a form that garnered him the attention of college recruiters during his junior season.

"It's been a lot different though this year when everyone knows about you. A lot of double and triple teams but my coach helped me to get past that." Price said.


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