Dublin Scioto star Bradley McDougald is one of the top athletes in central-Ohio. The 6-foot-1 and 190-pound McDougald is not only one of the top football players in the state, but a very good guard on the Scioto basketball team.
But it will be football at the next level for McDougald. He rushed for close to 400 yards during his sophomore season and gained 1045 yards and scored 13 times during his junior season. McDougald accounted for over 1600 all-purpose yards.
McDougald also played some cornerback towards the end of his junior season and intercepted a pass. In mid-May the Buckeyes offered McDougald a scholarship as a safety. He has now had some time to think about the offer.
“I definitely have put Ohio State into consideration,” McDougald said. “Ohio State is a high priority school now. I just want to make sure there is nothing out of Ohio that is better suited to me.”
In addition to the Buckeyes, McDougald also has offers from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Boston College, West Virginia, Louisville, Pitt, Cincinnati, Akron, Kent State, Ball State and a couple others.
“I want to get out and see some colleges,” McDougald said. “I'm going to try and get out to Wisconsin and Michigan State, and I'll definitely go see Illinois and Boston College.”
McDougald's visits will start with Ohio State.
“After I go to Ohio State's camp June 20, I'm going to try to go see the others,” he said.
When asked if Ohio State is at the top of his list, McDougald said, “I wouldn't say they are my leader, but I'd say they're in my top three. If I had a top three they would be in there. The main ones are Ohio State, Illinois, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Boston College and Louisville kind of.”
McDougald is being recruited by OSU assistant Luke Fickell.
“Coach Fickell called (Wednesday night),” McDougald said. “I might get down to one of their workouts before June 20. I think I'll (select a college) late in the summer or early in the fall.”