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Freeman could be something special

There's big and there is Chris Freeman big.
The 6-foot-9, 325-pound offensive tackle from Trotwood (Ohio) Trotwood-Madison is quickly developing into one of the top prospects in the Midwest for the class of 2009. And colleges are quickly starting to offer scholarships.
His coach, Maurice Douglass, believes he's got a chance to be a franchise offensive tackle on the next level.
"He has been a basketball player his entire life," Douglass said. "I mean his first football game of his life was the playoff game a few weeks ago against Turpin.
"He is naturally left handed and just has great feet. I always call him a ballerina. He moves like a guy who is only 6-5ish and under 300 pounds. To be 6-9, 330 pounds and run a 5.2 40 is just impressive. "
Douglass said he thinks the sky is the limit for Freeman.
"He has great bend and excellent movement," Douglass said. "The part I really like is he has a real nasty streak. No doubt in my mind this kid is a first day in the NFL draft kind of guy someday."
And colleges have already started to step up an offer scholarships.
"He already an offer from Nebraska and has I have been getting some calls on top of that about him," Douglass said. " Florida has actually been calling me a lot about him, and I think they will be offering soon."
Douglass said both Florida and Ohio State could quickly climb to the top of Freeman's list if they were to offer.
"As for favorites he said that if Florida or OSU ever comes up with and offer then 'he would have to commit to them cats,' " Douglass said.
"I told him he better be ready to commit then, because Florida is going to offer him pretty soon. But I don't think he really has an exact timetable on making a decision since it's so early."