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Monday, May 20, 2013
OSU, U-M already sticking out to 2016 OT

By Brad Bournival

Last year, Josh Fenn was walking home from General Johnnie Wilson Middle School when Lorain (Ohio) football coach Mark Solis drove by.

The 15-year coach saw a budding talent just in passing and stopped the car.

A few months later, Fenn was playing organized football for the first time with the Titans, and college coaches are now the ones looking twice.

At 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, Fenn is projected to grow to 6-7 as his body fills out. As far as filling out goes in terms of a resume, the Buckeyes and Wolverines are the way-too-early leaders for the freshman, who is being recruited to play tackle at the college level.

Fenn already has taken visits to Bowling Green, Ohio State and Michigan and is planning to take trips this summer to Michigan, Ohio State and Purdue as well.

“I like how OSU performs during practice,” Fenn said. “I like how they work. They work hard. With Michigan, I love their tempo. It’s pretty cool.”

Currently, Bowling Green, Kent State, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue have interest in the big man.

For now, however, Fenn is ready for his second full season of football.

“I’ll look at depth charts later on,” Fenn said. “I’m starting to look into it a little more. I’ve heard the academics are good for both Ohio State and Michigan.

“I’ve adapted to the recruiting quickly. I think this will only get better for me. At one point I’ll put recruiting to the side, but right now I won’t. I like it so far.”

Last season, the Titans averaged 154.3 yard rushing per game and 153.2 yards passing.