The Ohio State staff is stretched far and wide in their pursuit of prospects for both their 2009 and 2010 recruiting classes. Assistant Paul Haynes was recently in Dayton to check on Chaminade-Julienne DE/TE Andy Jomantas.
The Ohio State assistant coaches are on the road checking on prospects who could potentially fill out their 2009 recruiting class, but are also stopping in to look at and gather information on prospects for 2010.
One of those they recently checked on is Andy Jomantas from Dayton Chaminade-Julienne.
“Ohio State came through last week,” Chaminade-Julienne coach Andy Helms said. “Paul Haynes talked about coming out to see Andy play basketball.”
The 6-foot-8 and 230-pound Jomantas played tight end and defensive end during his junior season. Most likely he will play offensive tackle or defensive end in college.
“He has room to put a lot of meat on his bones,” Helms said. “He has a lot of upside. He runs pretty well. He’s a very good run blocker and pass protector. He doesn’t take snaps off.”
Jomantas had 24 solo tackles and 29 assists during his junior season. He had two sacks and four tackles for loss.
The Buckeyes are certainly not the only ones interested in Jomantas.
“Cincinnati has been in,” Helms said. “All the BCS schools will look at him.”
Jomantas did not make it up to any of the Buckeyes games this season, but he was in the Horseshoe when Ohio State played San Diego State a few years ago.
“I really like the atmosphere up there,” Jomantas said. “And I’ve seen them play on T.V. My dad went to Michigan State. I’ve always liked them. Cincinnati is another one I like, but I’ll look at anyone.”