Canal Fulton Northwest offensive lineman Nate Klatt, who has attended junior days at Ohio State, Illinois and Indiana, has landed his first Big Ten scholarship offer. Klatt talks with us about his offer situation, who the top schools on his list, plus we have video highlights from our friends at ScoutingOhio.com.
Canal Fulton Northwest offensive lineman Nate Klatt has landed his first Big Ten scholarship offer. The 6-foot-5 and 275-pound Klatt previously had landed offers from two MAC schools.
“Indiana offered me Saturday when I was at their junior day,” Klatt said. “I have three offers so far – Indiana, Akron and Bowling Green.”
Klatt was impressed with what he saw while in Bloomington over the weekend and was happy to land the offer from the Hoosiers.
“We went to the whole junior day,” Klatt said. “Then at the end the offensive line coach said they were going to offer. Then I talked to coach (Bill) Lynch and he offered.”
Klatt attended Ohio State's junior day Feb. 10 when the Buckeye basketball team took on Indiana. He has also attended a junior day at Illinois and might go to a junior day at Cincinnati.
The Buckeyes are hoping to sign at least three offensive linemen for their 2009 recruiting class and possibly four. Klatt is someone they are keeping in mind.
“Coach (Jim) Bollman said he wants me to go to their spring game,” Klatt said. “He said he wants to get me down there again.”
Klatt is keeping an open mind for now, though he seems to be thinking Big Ten.
“I'm looking at the three schools that offered,” he said. “I like Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern. Those are probably the other three right now.”
When asked who his favorite is, Klatt said, “I was honestly impressed with Indiana. I like the offensive line coach. Then Ohio State is a school I really like. And Illinois has turned it around. I like those schools.”
Klatt plans to graduate early so he doesn't plan to wait and take official visits.
“I'd like to have a decision made by the end of the summer,” he said. “I'm going to graduate early, so I'd like to get everything wrapped up.”
Klatt, who has been Northwest's starting center since the beginning of his sophomore season, plans to attend Ohio State and Illinois' football camps in June. He might also camp at Indiana and Northwestern.