The Buckeyes hosted a big junior day in conjunction with the Ohio
State-Indiana basketball game Sunday afternoon. And as we speculated on
Friday might happen, one of the top defensive linemen in the state of
Ohio landed a scholarship offer from Jim Tressel.
The Buckeyes hosted a big junior day in conjunction with the Ohio State-Indiana basketball game Sunday afternoon. And as we speculated on Friday might happen, one of the top defensive linemen in the state of Ohio landed a scholarship offer from Jim Tressel.
Tom Strobel (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) is the latest Ohioan who can say he has a scholarship offer from Ohio State.
“They did offer,” Strobel said. “I talked to Taver Johnson, coach (Jim) Heacock and also coach (Jim) Tressel. Coach Tressel is the one that offered me. I was amazed. It was a humbling experience.”
The 6-foot-6 and 240-pound Strobel made 47 tackles including seven sacks during his sophomore season. Strobel had 10 tackles for loss, 30 quarterback pressures and two fumble recoveries. During his junior season Strobel made close to 40 tackles with three sacks and 32 quarterback pressures.
Strobel plays defensive end, but could wind up as a tackle if he ends up at Ohio State.
“It could be a little bit of both,” Strobel said. “They don’t know what I’ll be at in three or four years, if I will be 270 (pounds) or what.”
On Saturday Strobel visited Notre Dame. The Irish had already offered him a scholarship. Strobel has approximately 15 offers including Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, Pitt, Purdue, Stanford, Northwestern, Illinois and Cincinnati.
“Even though Ohio State has offered, I still have to take a step back and look at everything,” Strobel said. “There are a lot of schools to consider. I can really say I don’t know where I want to go.”
Bill Kurelic’s Comment: Strobel has no plans to make his college choice anytime soon. But there is no doubt he is very happy the Buckeyes have offered, and I think it is safe to sayOhio State does not trail anyone in this race.