Fitch’s Price closing in on decision?

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Austintown Fitch 2013 prospect Billy Price

The Buckeyes have already landed commitments from the top two 2013
prospects in the state of Ohio, defensive back Cam Burrows and
quarterback/athlete Jalin Marshall. Might they be closing in on a clean sweep of the in-state Big Three?


The Buckeyes have already landed commitments from the top two 2013
prospects in the state of Ohio, defensive back Cam Burrows and
quarterback/athlete Jalin Marshall. Might they be closing in on a clean sweep of the in-state Big Three?

Lineman Billy Price
(Austintown, Ohio/Fitch) was in Columbus on Saturday. He spent the
afternoon visiting Ohio State, and then was honored at the Touchdown
Club Of Columbus’ banquet on Saturday night.

While at the banquet Price took some time to talk about his Ohio State visit.

“It went well,” Price said. “I had a nice four hour visit with
the Ohio State staff and got to talk to all the coaches. I got to have a
more in-depth look at the city of Columbus and the university.”

The afternoon started with Price meeting a couple of the OSU coaches that were not part of former coach Jim Tressel’s staff.

“I got there at noon and was introduced to coach (Ed) Warriner
and Mark Pantoni the Director of Player Personnel,” Price said. “I got
to hear about the history and stuff.”

Price then got to see both the academic and football sides of
Ohio State as well as a little bit of what it would be like to live on
campus.

“We went to the academic center and learned a lot about the
academics and what I would be doing as far as school,” Price said. “From
there we went to the dorms and I got to see the inside of a dorm and
see how things are. (Then) we went to the stadium and I got an in-depth
look at the stadium.”

The tour then returned to where it began for Price.

“We went back to the Woody Hayes (Facility) and talked to coach
(Urban) Meyer and coach (Mike) Vrabel for a good 25 minutes each,” Price
said. “Coach Vrabel is awesome. He is very family oriented, very
enjoyable to talk to and a great recruiter.”

When Price met with Meyer it marked the second time the two have talked in-person.

“He is very, very family oriented,” Price said. “He understands players. That’s a key to being a great recruiter like he is.”

The 6-foot-4 and 290-pound Price plays defensive end and
offensive left tackle for Fitch. He rarely came off the field the past
two seasons.

Price has approximately a dozen scholarship offers including Ohio
State, Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Pitt, West Virginia,
Tennessee, Nebraska, Arizona, UCLA and SMU. He has talked about waiting
until after his senior season to make his college choice, but
yesterday’s visit may have changed things.

“You know, we’ll see,” Price said. “I’m not going to say anything for sure, but it could be sooner. We’ll see.”

When asked if sooner could mean sometime in the coming weeks, Price did not rule out that possibility.

Price helped lead Fitch to a 10-2 record during his sophomore
season. Price and his teammates again made the state playoffs during his
junior season and finished with a 7-4 record.

To wrap up Saturday night’s interview Price was asked if there were any negatives to Ohio State.

“Nothing I can find,” he said. “I think they are going to be
really good this year. And it could be a national championship season
come 2013-2014.”

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