Walnut Ridge WR ready to focus on recruiting

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Walnut Ridge WR Rob Wheelwright

Columbus Walnut Ridge wide receiver Rob Wheelwright has not been able to focus much of his time on recruiting. Wheelwright plans, however, on shifting some focus towards recruiting now that his schedule isn’t quite as hectic. What he thinks…


Columbus Walnut Ridge wide receiver Rob Wheelwright has not been able to focus much of his
time on recruiting. Wheelwright plans on shifting some focus towards
recruiting now that his schedule isn’t quite as hectic.

“I
haven’t thought about recruiting that all that much because I have been
so busy with school and basketball and now I am training for football
with two different trainers so I still don’t have too much free time,”
said Wheelwright. “My first visit is Wisconsin on the 21st and I’m still
in the process of setting up some other ones. I’m ready to start
focusing a little bit more on recruiting.”

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Wheelwright has offers from schools like
West Virginia, Michigan, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Purdue, and Illinois.

“I probably hear the most from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota,
and Illinois,” said Wheelwright. “I don’t have any sort of favorites at
all right now. I am going to sit down with my coach and my Mom here soon
and figure out which schools I want to take look at this summer. I have
been talking to Minnesota, Michigan, and Nebraska about some visits but
I’m still not sure yet.”

Wheelright has kept in touch with Wolverine defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, who heads his recruitment.

“We talk about a lot of small stuff,” said Wheelwright. “He has
really tried to get to know me on more of a personal level and I like
that because we don’t just talk about football and he doesn’t try to
force things on me. I talk to him mostly on Facebook. I haven’t heard
from Michigan as much as some other schools but they are still up there
on my list. They would be hard to say no to.”

Wheelwright has no timetable as to when he plans on trimming his down and naming leaders.

“I’m ready to sit down with my Mom and start thinking about that
kinda thing but I still don’t know when that’s going to be,” said
Wheelwright. “I have to visit some schools first and then I might be
able to think about some leaders. I’m just not going to rush into
anything. My older brother went through the process before so he has
been helping me out and I’ve just been listening to him.”

When taking his visits, Wheelwright has a few things he will evaluate to help him with his final decision.

“First I will look at academics because I want to major in
business,” said Wheelwright. “I know that most of the Big Ten schools
are great business schools so that’s a plus. Then I’m just going to look
at how the coaches interact with their players and where I can get a
chance to play early. I just want the best fit for me.”

Wheelwright caught 44 passes his junior season for 600 yards and
nine touchdowns. He is ranked as the 42nd best player in the state of
Ohio, with a 247Sports rating of 82.

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