The top junior football prospect in the state of Ohio is Akron Garfield running back Chris Wells. If you don't believe it, just check out a few of Wells' early scholarship offers.
"I have offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, Kent State, and Akron," Wells said. "I'm not really paying much attention to that right now. I'm focusing on our last two games coming up."
Asked if he has had a chance to check out any college games in person this season, Wells said, "I haven't made it to any. Our schedule has been kind of crazy. But I'm going to the Ohio State-Michigan game. And maybe a Pitt game."
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Does Wells have a favorite?
"Michigan was my favorite growing up," Wells said. "But I don't have a favorite right now."
Asked about schools sending mail, Wells said, "Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, all the Big Ten schools send mail."
Even if he doesn't know what college he is going to select, Wells has made some plans regarding his future.
"I plan to graduate early," Wells said. "I'm going to graduate next December."
The 6-foot-1 and 217 pound Wells has been a varsity starter since his freshman year when he rushed for 575 yards on just 43 carries, averaging 13.4 yards per attempt. Wells gained close to 800 yards and averaged eight yards per carry his sophomore year. He was an all-city selection both seasons.
Wells has led Garfield to seven wins in eight games this season. He has rushed for 1300 yards, scored 15 times, and has averaged 8.3 yards per carry.