Junior OL one of the best in Big Ten country

Junior offensive lineman Evan Blankenship of Monaca (Pa.) Center Area is one of the top class of 2007 line prospects in the Big Ten region.
The 6-foot-3 and 310-pound Blankenship has been a varsity starter since his freshman year. This talented prospect has good feet, is very strong and has outstanding potential.
So it's not surprising Blankenship is drawing interest from all of the top programs in the Midwest.
"I have two (scholarship) offers," Blankenship said. "Ohio State and Pitt.
"But my guidance counselor said Kentucky is going to offer. And I just got done talking to Michigan. They were at my school. They said when or if I go to their junior day Saturday there might be a possibility of an offer. I'm going to try and make it."
There are plenty of other schools very much in the picture as well, including Ohio State.
"I'm looking at Notre Dame," Blankenship said. "Penn State has been coming after me pretty strong. And Boston College.
"I'm hearing from most of the Big Ten schools. In fact every one of them has been in contact."
When asked which schools he is most interested in, Blankenship said, "Ohio State, Pitt, Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Iowa, Virginia -- those are schools I'm looking at most.
"I'm going to Pitt's junior day when they play Marquette (in basketball). Whenever Ohio State has theirs I'll go to it."
It won't be Blankenship's first time at Ohio State. Last summer he was MVP at Ohio State's football camp.