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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Ohio State offers versatile 2015 ATH

By Brad Bournival

He was singled out as a super sophomore following the New Level Athletics 7-on-7 Midwest Regional in Youngstown, Ohio last weekend. Now, he’s a Class of 2015 athlete with an offer from Ohio State to go along with offers from Michigan and Michigan State.

That the three schools have offered with Notre Dame and Stanford showing interest is even surprising in itself to Brian Cole (Saginaw, Mich./Heritage)

“I feel blessed and thank God that I got the Ohio State offer,” the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Cole said. “It feels great. Words can’t explain what it means to get it this early. I’ll keep grinding even more. To be honest I actually am kind of shocked.”

With a wide receiving core that is strong the next two seasons, the Buckeyes are trying to build for the future which is why they’ve already tendered the offer to Cole.

He joins John Burt (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln), George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake), Jeffrey Holland (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian) and Jacques Patrick (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek) as athletes from the sophomore class with offers from the Buckeyes.

Cole has already been clocked with a 4.5 40-yard dash and is the change-of-pace running back Urban Meyer craves in his spread offense, though with his height, weight and speed he’ll likely move to the wide receiver position.

“I’m a leader, “Cole said. “As a football player, I’m an athlete. Whatever you tell me to do I’m going to do it. I’m a coachable player.”