Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky was in Columbus on Friday for the Elite 11 Regional, and despite Ohio State already having one quarterback committed, he still hasn’t ruled out joining the Buckeyes recruiting class in 2013. He’s weighing his other options too…
Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky was in Columbus
on Friday for the Elite 11 Regional, and despite Ohio State already
having one touted quarterback committed in J.T. Barrett, he still hasn’t
ruled out joining the Buckeyes recruiting class in 2013.
State hasn’t crossed off Trubisky as well, looking to possibly take two
signal-callers. However, it looks like Urban Meyer and his coaching
staff have some stiff competition in trying to land the nation’s No. 9
dual-threat passer and No. 242 prospect overall.
“I’m talking a lot with Ohio State, even though they signed the
one quarterback, and Tennessee and North Carolina,” Trubisky said.
“(North Carolina) just came in recently, and Minnesota has been
contacting my coach a lot so they can try and recruit me.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Trubisky remains very high on the
in-state Buckeyes and recently visited for Ohio State’s spring game. He
plans to return for camp in the summer, and would embrace the
opportunity if Meyer decides he does want to take two quarterbacks.
“I’ve heard from them that depending on their scholarship
situation, and they have limited scholarships to give out, they’re going
to go about the process and they might take one more, and if it’s me
I’m going to go in there with a you have to compete mindset. It’s not
going to be a bloody battle. We’re just going to have a fair competition
and just go from there.”
Trubisky was offered by North Carolina on Monday, and he’d like to visit the Tar Heels campus later this month.
“I like their new offense they’re bringing from Southern Miss,”
Trubisky said. “They have a great coaching staff and I feel that program
is up and coming, and maybe I’d like to be a part of that.”
Trubisky got a chance to visit Tennessee back in mid-April, and his relationship has continued to grow with the Vols staff.
“I like Tennessee a lot,” Trubisky said. “They brought in a
couple new coaches and I love them a lot. Their quarterbacks coach is
really good there. He really knows his stuff. They’re getting all new
facilities and I know their football tradition is very rich down there.”
As a junior, Trubisky threw for 3,845 yards and 41 touchdowns
while rushing for another 611 yards and 12 scores. Other programs to
offer includes the likes of Alabama, Cincinnati, Michigan State and
Northwestern. Trubisky would like to make a decision before the start
of his senior season, and realizes he could have more opportunities to
consider in the near future.
“Schools are coming out of nowhere just recently, and I want to
give everyone a fair chance and do what’s best for me,” Trubisky said.