Trotwood-Madison OL/DL Chris Freeman Garnering Major College Interest


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Trotwood Madison offensive lineman Chris Freeman attended Ohio State's junior day March 9.  Freeman looks back on his trip to Columbus and ahead to another visit with the Buckeyes.  He also talks with us about what Jim Tressel has told him, who his favorite school was as a child and much more.  And we also have video of Freeman from

Trotwood Madison offensive lineman Chris Freeman's story has certainly been an interesting one.  The 6-foot-9 and 320-pound Freeman went out for football for the first time his junior year in high school.  However he did not play in a game until the end of the season.

Freeman started Madison's final game of the season, playing offensive left tackle.  Though he has played in just one high school football game, recruiters have liked what they have seen in that one game and are impressed with Freeman's size and potential.

Freeman claims scholarship offers from Florida, LSU, Kentucky, Penn State, Miami, Nebraska and North Carolina State among a couple others.

“The most recent one I've got is from Texas Tech,” he said. 

Freeman attended the Buckeyes' junior day March 9 when the Michigan State basketball team was in town.

“It was fun,” he said.  “I got to see the football stuff, the weight room and talk to the coaches.  I talked to the offensive line coach and coach (Jim) Tressel a little bit.  He told me to be patient.”

Freeman has also been to a Michigan spring practice and has a number of other visits planned in the next month.

“I'm going to Michigan State April 9,” Freeman said.  “I'm going back up to Michigan this week with (Michigan recruits) Brandon Moore, Roy (Roundtree) and Mike (Shaw).  We're leaving Friday morning.

“I think I'll go to Kentucky.  I might go to a Pitt junior day.  I know I'll go to Ohio State's spring game.  I might go to Michigan's spring game.  I'm not sure when that is.”

It appears like it will be awhile before Freeman selects a college.  The Buckeyes were his team as a youth, but he doesn't have a potential favorite college to attend. 

“Growing up I liked Ohio State,” Freeman said.  “But I really don't have a leader to tell you the truth.”

Check out Freeman in action on this just released video from


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